Want to Give Your Brain a Boost? Eat Spinach!

Posted by Katie C.

Mar 26, 2015 10:00:00 AM

spinachI bet you remember your mom bargaining with you to eat your spinach while you were growing up. Hopefully, as an adult, you came around to the taste of this leafy green vegetable. If not, maybe it’s time to give it another try. The health benefits of spinach make it an essential part of your diet.

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Topics: Brain Health

How to Get the Most Out of Practice Time

Posted by Matt J.

Mar 24, 2015 10:00:00 AM

practice-timeHow do you get better at playing the piano, learning a new language, or improving your golf game?  People who have spent years perfecting skills know practice is an integral part of the equation.

The question though is this –does the amount of time you put into practicing yield the best results?  Maybe, but more often than not it’s how you practice, how you focus your thinking around what you’re doing that counts.

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Topics: Mindful Tips

Freshen Up Your Mind With Spring Cleaning

Posted by Katie C.

Mar 19, 2015 10:00:00 AM

springcleaningforyourbrainSpring is in the air! If you’re like most people, you have done some spring cleaning in years past – or at least heard the term. Spring cleaning offers the chance to open the windows and get some much needed fresh air into our homes while we do a deep clean and get rid of all the dust bunnies. But spring cleaning shouldn’t be limited to our living spaces – there are things you can do to refresh your brain in the same way you freshen up your home. Read on to learn more.

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Topics: Brain Health

The Art of Slow Reading

Posted by Christine F.

Mar 17, 2015 10:00:00 AM

iStock_000033616772_MediumIf you are intentionally reading slower, you are doing yourself a favor by decelerating from the fast pace of life.

Does this sound like you? You’re trying to focus on a novel, but you start thinking about someone you haven’t heard from that day. So you get up and check email, and while you’re on the computer, you might as well check out evolving news around the world or look at the weather for tomorrow.

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Topics: Memory, Brain Health

Yarn and Brain Health - What's the Connection?

Posted by Katie C.

Mar 12, 2015 10:00:00 AM

160514024Do you like working with your hands to create something? A lot of people have a hobby like knitting or crochet. Activities like these produce beautiful projects, but did you know that they can also produce a positive effect on your brain health?

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Topics: Brain Health

Is Going to the Movies Good for Your Brain?

Posted by Matt J.

Mar 10, 2015 10:00:00 AM

movies-good-for-brainAs you grow older, in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle, keep up with social activities like going to movies with friends. 

Movie going is fun, but sometimes it’s challenging to motivate someone else to go see the same movie you do, but avoid going alone. Try the better-for-your-health 'popcorn for two’ approach instead. Most people don’t go to movie theaters alone but now research has found when you go with someone else, you may be boosting your brain health.

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Topics: Mindful Tips, Aging

Walk Your Way to Better Brain Health

Posted by Katie C.

Mar 5, 2015 10:00:00 AM

174186054After an especially brutal winter for many areas of the country, we’ve finally made it to March, which means spring is right around the corner! For those of us in colder climates, we can start thinking about getting outside for some outdoor recreation and exercise.

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Topics: Brain Health

How to Face the Daily Grind

Posted by Christine F.

Mar 3, 2015 9:00:00 AM

iStock_000049292204_MediumIn case you hadn’t noticed, America is a coffee-loving country, so much so we drink about 400 million cups of coffee every day.

In a recent survey, a whopping 80 percent of Americans say coffee is a part of their daily ritual. The studies suggest that consumption of coffee may soon reach an all-time high and the numbers of new coffee drinkers is on the rise every year.

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Topics: Brain Health, Planning

Are You Nuts for Brain Health?

Posted by Katie C.

Feb 26, 2015 10:00:00 AM

nuts_for_brain_healthPistachios have been around since ancient times, but have only been commercially grown in America since the 1970s. Pistachios are also packed with nutrients that can benefit your health. Read on to learn more!

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Topics: Brain Health

Keep Your Family Safe With These Natural Disaster Planning Tips

Posted by Matt J.

Feb 24, 2015 10:00:00 AM

woman-natural-disasterHow do you reach loved ones if a natural event occurs?   Most of will pick up a land line phone, cell phone or jump on the computer to get more information and reach loved ones.  But many people never think what they would do if they couldn’t reach their loved ones in the face of disasters like a tornado, fire, flood or severe lighting storm.

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Topics: Mindful Tips, Planning

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