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Meditation vs Mindfulness

​You’ve probably heard a lot about mindfulness lately. The concept of mindfulness as a regular practice is everywhere — self-help books, yoga and lifestyle magazines, in online courses teaching how to live a better, healthier life. Have you noticed that people tend to use the terms ‘mindfulness’ and ‘meditation’ interchangeably?  They’re complementary and there is overlap. […]

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Why Should You Practice Mindfulness?

​Mindfulness is the practice of being fully aware of the present moment — not distracted, not dwelling on past hurts, definitely not worrying about what might happen in the future. Mindfulness keeps you grounded in the right here, right now. You don’t need to have achieved a state of blissful detachment to be mindful. Nor […]

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Control The Health Of Your Brain As You Age

​As we each age, all parts of our bodies begin to deteriorate. In fact, that’s what aging is all about, your body slowing down and shutting down. Even looking older is caused by the decline in the amount of elastin in the skin, basically the skin’s loss of function. One of the most difficult aspects of […]

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Brain Health and Neurotransmitters

​How much do you know about brain health, neurotransmitters, and how it all works? Much of what it means for your brain to be healthy depends on the presence and action of compounds known as neurotransmitters. They are responsible for the transmission of impulses from neuron, (nerve cell), to neuron, and to muscles. This is […]

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Sit Less and Move More for a Healthier Heart and Brain

Sitting around may seem like a relaxing way to pass several hours. And working at a desk job all day might seem to be easier on your body than a job that calls for strenuous activity. But, although sitting for short periods can provide rest for your muscles, new studies show that people who sit […]

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5 Key Actions For Solid Mental Health

How much have you thought of your mental health today? Sure, you’ve thought about your physical health. You’re easily reminded of it every time you look in the mirror. On the other hand, mental health probably doesn’t cross your mind very often. It should, especially if you want to thoroughly enjoy life. If you’re young, you’ve […]

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15. Exercise Improves Memory & Overall Brain Health

​Did you know that exercise improves memory and overall brain health? Yes, using your mind in creative and unique ways each day is important to keep it fit and active. But physical activity is also important to your brain’s fitness. This is supported by many recent studies on cognition. Exercises like taking a walk, yoga, […]

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