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January 9, 2015 / EdzardZ

Sitting is killing

Are bodies are not designed to be sedentary….

December 12, 2014 / EdzardZ

You are not what you think you are….

Interesting perspective

November 19, 2014 / EdzardZ

Your Brain On Exercise: 30 Minutes Of Physical Activity Makes Your Brain More ‘Plastic’

Evidence has shown that regular physical activity can improve cognitive function and brain plasticity. However, research has been unclear in proving how much exercise is needed and how long these benefits can last for. A recent study conducted at the University of Adelaide in Australia suggests that one 30-minute session of vigorous exercise can lead to changes in the brain that make it more “plastic,” including improvements in memory and motor skill coordination.

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November 19, 2014 / EdzardZ

Exercise can improve work-life balance, study shows

Harvard Business Review published an article on exercise and its positieve effects on the work-life balance, showing that people who train regularly are less stressed, more productive and more likely to enjoy the time spent working.

People who follow an exercise program have a higher self-efficiency, and are more likely to accept difficult tasks and challenges and to get work done, the article says. Also, fitness enthusiasts have a higher self-confidence level both in their personal and professional life, the benefits of exercise going well beyond a slimmer physique or a lower risk of ailment.

Read more here

August 29, 2014 / EdzardZ

Your Brain on Coffee

 

I think I’ll have another cup…

 

 

 

August 26, 2014 / EdzardZ

The Science of Depression

What exactly is going on inside of a depressed person? Have a look at the scientific basis for depression, to shed light on the fact that it is a disease with biological, psychological, and social implications.

http://www.youtube.com/attribution_link?a=zjPGqadlbzE&u=/watch%3Fv%3DGOK1tKFFIQI%26feature%3Dem-subs_digest

August 18, 2014 / EdzardZ

The decline of play

In this TEDx talk, Dr. Peter Gray compellingly brings attention to the reality that over the past 60 years in the United States there has been a gradual but, overall dramatic decline in children’s freedom to play with other children, without adult direction. Over this same period, there has been a gradual but overall dramatic increase in anxiety, depression, feelings of helplessness, suicide, and narcissism in children and adolescents. Based on his own and others’ research, Dr. Gray documents why free play is essential for children’s healthy social and emotional development and outlines steps through which we can bring free play back to children’s lives.

March 4, 2014 / EdzardZ

The scientific power of Teamwork

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http://www.youtube.com/attribution_link?a=NkSEtASWKBk&u=/watch%3Fv%3Dwb3k1nZvPLU%26feature%3Dem-subs_digest

November 18, 2013 / EdzardZ

Can stress kill you?

not if we cuddle enough….

 

 

October 7, 2013 / EdzardZ

Could your brain be hacked?

 

Nice animation about the possibilities of brain interface