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Even A Small Amount Of Physical Activity Helps Your Brain!

Even A Small Amount Of Physical Activity Helps Your Brain!

Posted by on Jul 30, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

A small randomized controlled trial, with 60 participants, adds to the evidence that physical activity, even in small amounts, is good for you.  In this study, just published in The International Journal of Clinical Practice, participants were 70 years old and sedentary. Half the participants did an interval aerobic program for 30-minutes, twice a week,...

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The Heart-Brain Connection: New Findings on Stress and Heart Attack

The Heart-Brain Connection:  New Findings on Stress and Heart Attack

Posted by on Feb 9, 2017 in Blog, Coronary artery disease, Hypertension, Stroke | 0 comments

How does stress affect the body? Newly published research may provide clues to the impact of emotional stress on different parts of the body. In their study, the researchers wanted to learn if there was a connection between a specific part of the brain, called the amygdala, and cardiovascular health. The Amygdala There are actually two amygdalae, one on...

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17 Mind Numbing Facts About Your Brain

17 Mind Numbing Facts About Your Brain

Posted by on Jul 5, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Our Amazing Brains “I could while away the hours, conferrin’ with the flowers Consultin’ with the rain. And my head I’d be scratchin’ while my thoughts were busy hatchin’ If I only had a brain. I’d unravel every riddle for any individ’le, In trouble or in pain. With the thoughts I’d be thinkin’ I...

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4 BIG Reasons Blood Pressure Matters

4 BIG Reasons Blood Pressure Matters

Posted by on Sep 16, 2014 in Blog, Coronary artery disease, Hypertension | 0 comments

Blood pressure measurement history Before the first sphygmomanometer, doctors put tubes in arteries to measure systolic blood pressure.  Happily, in 1881 Samuel Siegfried Karl Ritter von Basch figured out a way to measure blood pressure in a less invasive way, using a rubber ball that restricted blood flow to the artery and attaching that to a column of...

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A Healthy Mind is a Healthy Body

A Healthy Mind is a Healthy Body

Posted by on Dec 4, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Did you know that the average person has over 30,000 thoughts a day? Healing Your Mental Past In survivorship, maintaining a balanced thought-life is crucial.  If you have endured a chaotic or abusive past before having cancer or a chronic condition, it is imperative that you get your mind settled and at rest.  I had that type of past and know the weight...

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Nuns and Gaming: Boosting Brain Power

Nuns and Gaming: Boosting Brain Power

Posted by on Sep 29, 2013 in Blog | 1 comment

Do you keep losing your keys?  Are words staying on the tip of your tongue a few moments longer than they used to?  Should you be concerned? A recent study suggests that people with type 2 diabetes may suffer from brain loss in some important parts of the brain.  However, there are many studies that describe protective activities, or even generative...

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Myth Buster: “We use only 10% of our brains” [Infographic]

Myth Buster: “We use only 10% of our brains” [Infographic]

Posted by on May 26, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Thankfully this is a myth.   We use most, if not all, of our brains.   Many studies have shown that if the input to a particular neural system is eliminated, then neurons in this system will not function properly. This has been shown quite dramatically in the visual system: complete loss of vision will occur if visual information is prevented from...

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