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August 11, 2018

New Research: You’re Only as Old as You Think and Do

Summary: Researchers report feeling more in control of your life and increasing physical activity is key to better health, cognition and longevity as we age.

Source: American Psychological Association.

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August 4, 2018

Brett Jones of StrongFirst writes on Tai Chi & Learning

He doesn’t realize that he is righting about tai chi, but everything that he says about learning and about kettle bells does apply to tai chi directly. And a complete system with a varied syllabus, taught well and practiced regularly, is a way to realize all the benefits of learning using the latest scientific technics. Tai chi has been doing it for 800 years!

July 16, 2018

Footwear Habits Influence Child and Adolescent Motor Skill Development

New research finds that children and adolescents who spend most of their time barefoot develop motor skills differently from those who habitually wear shoes. Published in Frontiers in Pediatrics, this is the first study to assess the relevance of growing up shod vs. barefoot on jumping, balancing and sprinting motor performance during different stages of childhood and adolescence. The study shows that habitually barefoot children are noticeably better at jumping and balancing compared to habitually shod children, particularly from 6-10 years of age. While these beneficial barefoot effects diminished in older adolescents, the research nevertheless highlights the importance of barefoot exercise for motor development as children grow and mature.

July 13, 2018

15 Minutes of Exercise Creates Optimal Brain State for Mastering New Motor Skills

Yeah, just 15 minutes of exercise…

July 9, 2018

Walk more!

Whatever else this means, it certainly means that we should walk more.

July 7, 2018

Experiencing a Stressful Day May Lower Cognitive Abilities Throughout the Day

Summary: Waking up feeling stressed and anxious can impact your cognitive function throughout the day, researchers report. A new study reveals those who woke up feeling as though the day ahead would be stressful experienced problems with working memory later in the day. Researchers say the anticipation of stress impacts cognition, even if a stressful event does not occur.

Source: Penn State.

July 6, 2018

Human Life Span: No Fixed Limit…

https://neurosciencenews.com/longevity-110-aging-9489/

“Go outside and play.” (Research says so!)

Summary: A new study backs up previous findings that spending time outside and living close to nature has significant physical and mental health benefits.

Source: University of East Anglia.

July 5, 2018

How To Decrease Your Gray Matter

Summary: Researchers report metabolite profiles alter in young people who consume alcohol at socially acceptable levels. Additionally, researchers found reduced gray matter volume in young women who are heavy drinkers.

Source: University of Eastern Finland.

 

Here, on this Blog, I have talked about ways of increasing gray matter (the brain), but it may be useful to know ways that gray matter is negatively effected: heavy drinking qualifies.

July 2, 2018

“prevalence induced concept change”

Not as hard to grasp as it sounds. And interesting… the research, that is.

June 30, 2018

How High Blood Pressure Hurts Cognition

Summary: Researchers report impairments in the neuroprotective communication between neural blood vessels, astrocytes and neurons may be an early factor in how high blood pressure may impair cognitive function.

Source: Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University.

June 29, 2018

Obesity Plus Aging Linked to Alzheimer’s Markers in the Brain

https://neurosciencenews.com/obesity-aging-alzheimers-9470/

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