How to Focus on Heart Health

Posted by Staci N.

Feb 3, 2016 10:00:00 AM

heart_healthWelcome to February – the month most often associated with love. The idea of love is connected with our heart, so it is fitting that February is American Heart Month. A healthy heart is just one piece of achieving overall health, and is an organ that works closely with our brain to keep our bodies functioning at their best. If you think of the brain as the main control center, the heart is what powers that control center. Today, we’ll shift of our focus away from brain health and talk about a few ways you can make sure all the systems in your body are working together to ensure your overall health is as good as it can be.

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Topics: Brain Health

The Importance of Brain Buffing

Posted by Lizzie M.

Jan 27, 2016 9:11:00 AM

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Experts say that exercises to improve memory don’t go far enough. It may be better than watching grass grow, but where’s the payoff?

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Topics: Mindful Tips

The Secret to Living Long and Living Well

Posted by Staci N.

Jan 20, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Living Long, Living WellWhen we use Prevagen to help keep our minds sharp, we’re putting into practice what Star Trek’s Mr. Spock meant when he said “Live long and prosper.” Now there is a guide on ways to achieve it called The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who’ve Lived the Longest.  

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Topics: Aging

How to Get Enough Exercise During Winter

Posted by Staci N.

Jan 13, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Exercise during WinterNo matter where you live in the U.S., January is one of the colder months. But just because the temperatures fall, and the wind can sometimes chill you to the bone, does not mean that you should skip exercise and neglect your body (and brain!). There is plenty you can do to keep active during the winter months. Read on to pick up a few ideas to add to your exercise routines.

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Topics: Mindful Tips

How to Worry Less and Enjoy More

Posted by Lizzie M.

Jan 6, 2016 9:00:00 AM

iStock_000050433966_Medium.jpgHave you ever wondered how some people are able to conquer worrying  about everything all the time?  

First off, they probably know that worry, stress and anxiety can lead to fear, tension, anxiety, anger, and exhaustion. That’s why they’ve decided to make changes in their lives.

Some studies have shown that changing lifestyle practices can help decrease stress and improve the quality of your life even beyond your best expectations.

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Topics: Mindful Tips

Keep Your Resolution This Year By "Tuning Up" Your Executive Function

Posted by Staci N.

Dec 30, 2015 10:00:00 AM

If new_year_2016.jpgyou have made a New Year’s resolution this year, you are 10 times as likely to succeed compared to people with the same goals who didn’t commit to making lifestyle changes.

The problem is most people have a hard time sticking to the goals. Studies have shown that by the end of January, about a third of those who have made one or more New Year’s resolutions had given up but half were still successfully working on it in March. That goes to show that the longer you can stick to your goals, the better.

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Topics: Mindful Tips

How to Give the Gift of Memories

Posted by Staci N.

Dec 23, 2015 11:00:00 AM

139564829Parents often impress upon their children the importance of relishing childhood — because time seems to move more quickly the older we become.

In the mind of a child, this is a silly notion. To them, it’s discovery time, and a world filled with magical things. Every day is full of expectation, and seems to go on forever.

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Topics: Memory, Aging

4 Smart Ways to Dial Down Holiday Stress

Posted by Lizzie M.

Dec 16, 2015 9:00:00 AM


iStock_000047081344_Medium.jpgAre you looking forward to the holidays this year? Many people want to enjoy the festivities at this special time of year, but they are too bogged down with worry and stress to get in the spirit of the season.

If that sounds like you, you may have way too much to do. You’re thinking about cooking, staying within a budget, shopping and preparing for holiday guests. Any of these things may keep you from getting a good night’s rest.

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Topics: Mindful Tips

Why You Should Be Nice

Posted by Staci N.

Dec 9, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Animal_2.jpgThere is an African quote, probably very old: Roughly translated, it says People are people through other people. Its message indicates that we are not alone, but interconnected in some way.

Life is not an easy task, but can be made more pleasant if we were all nicer to each other. Kindness projects a positive face—even if things are not perfect.

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Topics: Mindful Tips

Why You Should Focus on the Positive

Posted by Staci N.

Dec 2, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Mediating_womahn.jpgYou may remember the old Johnny Mercer song. The opening lyrics began “You’ve got to acc-cen-tuate the positive, eli-min-ate the negative…”

Solid words, but not easy to follow, because we tend to dwell on the bad stuff and forget the good.

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Topics: Mindful Tips

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