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 Micro-Habits Can Boost Your Well-Being

Improving your wellbeing can feel like a monumental task. We pressure ourselves to make big lifestyle changes. But these big expectations are often not achievable, and this can lead to less motivation to make the changes we need. An alternative...

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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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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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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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Why sleep is important for your memory

We sleep for a third of our life. That means if you are 80 you have been asleep for 27 years! But many of us give surprisingly little attention or care to our sleep. We should do however, because it is critical for our memory right now and later...

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The Emotional Brain

When we describe our emotions, we typically label them in a way that reflects how we feel: love, sadness, fear, happiness, sadness, anger, disgust, panic or depressed. But what causes us to feel an emotion?

To understand what causes you to feel...

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