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Better Brain, Better You

Hosted by: Dr Ben Webb

Are you ready to cultivate a healthy brain for a mentally healthy and happy life? Each week, neuroscientist, Dr Ben Webb, and clinical psychologist, Dr Zoe Webb, reveal their best brain and psychological tips,...

Episodes

#99: How to use sleep to improve memory

Season #1

Want to improve your memory? Get a good night’s sleep. Forget brain training and crosswords. Improving your sleep is one of the the best things you can do to stop forgetting and enhance your memory. I discuss how to...
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#98: Benefits of music for your brain

Season #1

Whether you play a musical instrument, are a festival goer or just love listening to your favourite tunes on the radio, many of us instinctively know the effects of music on our mood and energy. But did you know about...
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#97: 5 Steps to a Healthier Brain

Season #1

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...
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#96: How to work with your circadian rhythms

Season #1

Feel as though you’re constantly tired and always struggling to catch up? You need to reset your circadian rhythm to meet your brain’s needs and have the energy to do the things you want to do. The next revolution in...
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#95: The hidden sense that shapes your mental health

Season #1

Interoception - our sense of the internal state of our body - is not as well known as “outward facing” senses such as sight, hearing, taste, touch and smell, but it’s turning out to be really important for mental...
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#94: Calm your brain with breathing

Season #1

Stress is responsible for over 70% of doctor’s visits. It is one of the biggest drains on your energy levels, and a major contributor to sleep loss and mood problems like depression and anxiety. Stress and anxiety are...
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#93: How to live longer and reverse ageing

Season #1

What if I told you that 80% of your health in old age is up to you, how you live your life. Your body and brain have inbuilt defence systems against ageing, called “longevity genes” - armed forces that that fight...
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#92: Yoga for Menopause with Maria Hastings

Season #1

Yoga is a really effective practice for managing the physical and psychological symptoms that women experience during the perimenopause and menopause. Menopause yoga uses specially adapted yoga practices with...
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#91: Surprising brain benefits of a good social life

Season #1

As humans, we’re designed for social interaction. You might think you’re just laughing and talking, but your brain is actually hard at work laying down new pathways. And science has shown that socialising is critical...
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#90: Brain fog or Dementia?

Season #1

Many women in midlife say that their brain feels like ‘cotton wool’ - that they become increasingly forgetful and find it hard to retain information. This “brain fog” can make it especially hard to function at work,...
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#89: The best foods to eat in midlife to boost your energy levels

Season #1

“I’m just so tired” is probably the most common sentence women in midlife say to me on a regular basis. They’ve often had their tiredness dismissed as just ‘the way life is’ or put down to working, motherhood or just...
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#88: Developing Resilience in Teenagers with Alicia Drummond

Season #1

How do you create the right sort of environment and relationships to help teenagers become more resilient? I talk to therapist and parenting expert, Alicia Drummond from Teen Tips, on the skills and traits that...
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