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5 Steps To A Healthier Brain

When we’re overweight, we know implicitly that it’s unhealthy and we also know that the right diet and exercise should help to shift those extra pounds. But what about an unhealthy brain? What can we do for our brain when it’s out of shape?

Well - there are some simple science-backed changes you can make to your diet and lifestyle which have immense power to change the way your brains operate. So today I am going to walk through the five steps you need to take to nurture...

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How to work with your circadian rhythms

Feel as though you’re constantly tired and always struggling to catch up? You probably need to reset your circadian rhythms to meet your brain’s needs and have the energy to do the things you want to do.

The next revolution in healthcare is going to be around living life in tune with our natural rhythms - our circadian cycles. 

What are circadian rhythms?

Circadian rhythms are real biological processes that every plant, animal and human exhibits over the course of a day....

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How to reset your brain to lose weight

Why can’t you lose weight? You’ve cut out the fast food, revamped your diet and started exercising. But the numbers on the scales haven’t budged at all. What is going on?

Diets don’t work because you brain controls your body weight.  So whenever your weight changes too much, your brain will step in to push it back to what it thinks is the correct weight for you. And you might not like the same weight your brain prefers. Most of us don’t!

To lose weight you...

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5 habits of a healthy brain

Maintaining a healthy brain during your life is your most important goal for your health and happiness now and longevity going forward. If you don’t look after your brain now, you put yourself at higher risk for developing brain diseases that cause dementia. To help you get started, I share 5 lifestyle practices to preserve optimal brain, mental and cognitive function and avoid diseases that will affect your normal brain function and behaviour later in life.

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Thriving in Midlife (with the Midlife Mentors)

You might wonder why you aren’t as happy and fulfilled as you thought would be in midlife. Well, it turns out that midlife is a melting pot of lifestyle and hormonal changes that can affect your mental and physical well-being. Today I talk to Claire and James Davis, The Midlife Mentors, on why in midlife you should be looking forwards to a better quality of life, not backwards. In a wide-ranging interview, we discuss how awareness about your lifestyle followed by small...

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Beating brain fog in midlife

Mention brain fog to your doctor and you’re likely to be met with a dismissive tone and told that it isn’t a real condition. But if you describe brain fog to your friends, they’ll know exactly what you mean: fuzzy thinking, difficulty concentrating, trouble finding the right word, feeling like your brain has slowed down. I discuss the common symptoms of brain fog in midlife and how to get rid of the fogginess by creating new healthy sleep, stress, eating and exercise...

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Brain-Healthy Exercise for Midlife Women

Exercise causes physical changes to your brain that invigorate thinking, reasoning, memory and mood.  Your brain receives positive benefits every time you put on your trainers and move away from the sofa. In this episode, I breakdown how exercise keeps the brain young and what exercises women should be doing before and after menopause to enhance their well-being and safeguard against future dementia.

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How exercise can make you happy

Anyone who has ever gone on a run will be familiar with that "runner's high” feeling -  that euphoric sense you get after a jog where you feel on top of the world. And that post-workout good mood isn't just anecdotal: Over the years, scientific research has found that, in addition to physical benefits like living longer, exercise actually does help boost your mood. 

There's nothing like an exercise-induced "endorphin rush”, but  the endorphins only explain a small...

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