How to Stay Fit and Meet New Friends

Posted by Christine F.

May 20, 2015 9:00:00 AM

iStock_000060686968_MediumHow do you create new friendships without completely throwing off your daily regimen? When you’ve decided to make healthy life choices associated with diet and exercise, it’s not unusual to find yourself hesitant to partake in social gatherings, but the key is figuring out how to balance both needs.  

It’s especially difficult when the social activity you’re invited to involves going out to eat. The tricky part about meeting new friends in hopes to establish lasting relationships is your ability to say yes to social get-togethers while also having the willpower to keep your health a top priority. The truth is, it’s very challenging to build positive relationships in life if you do not first maintain your own mental and physical health.

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Topics: Making Memories

How to Sharpen Your Cooking Skills

Posted by Staci N.

May 13, 2015 10:00:00 AM

sharpen_cooking_skillsHow do you get to be a better cook? It’s far more than acquiring a great collection of pots and pans, kitchen tools and cookbooks.

Researchers have found cooking is more complex and abstract than previously thought. An Ontario College, Ontario, Canada study, found good cooking skills involved perceptual and conceptual planning, monitoring abilities, adaptation and creativity.

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Topics: Mindful Tips, Memory

Is Too Much Internet Activity Affecting Your Brain?

Posted by Staci N.

May 6, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Technology_AddictionSometimes, too much of a good thing can have damaging consequences.

Consider the wired world we all live in. You can stay connected with friends, coworkers, and family almost anywhere, anytime via an ever growing number of electronic devices. And as people become hooked on technology, they often add more tools to their high-tech repository of gadgets.

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Topics: Mindful Tips, Brain Health

The Magic Number = 25

Posted by Christine F.

Apr 29, 2015 9:00:00 AM

iStock_000012217633_Medium25: The age when brain development is complete. Why should we care?

Because no matter how old we are, our brains had to clear an important hurdle to get us safely to where we are now. Though more is written about our toddler years, it’s the period between 10 and 25 that’s fascinating. A more critical time — it truly made us what we are today. 

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Topics: Mindful Tips, Aging

Perception vs. Reality: Recognizing the Difference

Posted by Christine F.

Apr 22, 2015 10:00:00 AM

HiRes2How do you know if what you’re seeing, smelling or tasting is real or could it be an imposter? The answer can be found in the neurons in your brain. 

Every day you come in contact with numerous new and old tastes, sounds, sights, smells, and touches. Instantaneously and miraculously, information sent to your brain’s cortex identifies the world around you. That’s the way the brain’s cognitive reasoning ability works, but scientists have found that sometimes we have cognitive biases that get in the way of the truth.

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Topics: Mindful Tips

Could Playing Music Be the Secret to Healthy Aging?

Posted by Christine F.

Apr 15, 2015 10:00:00 AM

iStock_000003009680_MediumHave you ever thought about taking up the piano, French horn, tuba, flute or any musical instrument that you played when you were growing up? When you were practicing and taking lessons you may have thought your clarinet was “that dreaded instrument” that took too much time.

Now that you have many years between then and now, you don’t have to worry about parental prodding or pleasing your teacher, you can choose to play what you want — maybe an instrument you never played before.

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Topics: Memory, Brain Health

Why You Should Switch On Your Optimist Mode

Posted by Matt J.

Apr 7, 2015 10:00:00 AM

optimist-modeHave you ever wondered how some people manage to be in a good mood all the time? What is that they know that you don’t about seeing the glass as “half full” instead of “half empty?”

Many people work at getting physically fit, but not everyone practices “mental fitness.” Many don’t consciously know how to keep a positive attitude going and going in spite of problems we all come up against.

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Topics: Mindful Tips

Why a Glass Half-Full Attitude Is Good for Your Health

Posted by Christine F.

Mar 31, 2015 9:00:00 AM

iStock_000026193445_MediumFor most people, the carefree days of childhood were filled with good times with friends and family free from excess worry and stress. But as most people grow up they trade the innocence of childhood for worries about finances, their family’s health, job security, politics, the economy, their children’s future, and the list goes on.

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Topics: Mindful Tips

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

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