The Six Pillars of Brain Health

We know the importance of a healthy heart for our physical health and well-being. But brain health is just as crucial for us to live a healthy life and look after our longevity. But what do we actually mean by brain health? And how can we look...

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How To Age Well

brain health Jan 04, 2021

We often think that getting old leads to mental and memory decline. But what if you could control how you age? Protect your brain and build more cognitive capacity. According to the latest neuroscience, highlighted in Daniel Levitin’s book,...

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How Your Gut Affects Your Mental Health

Your belly may not be an obvious place to look for help with your mental health. But the makeup of your gut microbiome - the bacteria, fungi and other microbes lodging in your digestive system - can affect your mental state. Because of the rise...

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Demystifying The Female Brain With Dr Sarah McKay

 

How does the life of a women sculpt her brain? And how does the brain influence her experiences across the lifespan? We talk to neuroscientist, Dr Sarah McKay, about what happens inside the brains of women as they cycle through the phases...

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Exercise vs Eating: Which is Better for YOUR Brain?

Exercising and eating the right foods both have positive effects on your brain and mental health. But If you can only introduce one of these lifestyle changes, which is better for your brain and mental health: regular exercise or a healthy diet?...

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How The Brain Repairs Itself After A Stroke

brain health Oct 28, 2020

Stroke - the brain equivalent of a heart attack - will affect 15 million people in the world this year. Sadly, stroke is the fourth biggest killer in the UK. And almost two-thirds of people who survive a stroke will leave hospital with a...

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Dreaming Is Therapy For Your Brain

We all speculate about the meaning of our dreams. Are dreams simply replaying the experience of our waking lives? Or do they have a deeper meaning? I discuss the latest sleep science which has shown that dreaming puts your brain through therapy...

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How Exercise Improves Your Mental Well-Being

 

Why is movement so important for our mental wellbeing? I discuss three ways in which exercise can boost your brain function and mental well-being and finish up with some strategies to help you move. Aerobic exercise promotes the growth of...

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Brain and Mental Disorders

Brain and mental disorders afflict 1 in 4 people worldwide. That is 25% of the world population.  When your brain is damaged, it can affect many different things, including your memory, your sensation, and even your personality. Brain...

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Brain Hacks for Bad Habits

It’s a familiar story to many of us. It’s the start of a New Year and we promise to do Dry January, sign up for a new gym membership and commit to losing 10 pounds so we can fit into that new outfit. However, many of us find this sort...

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