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Your Breath is Your Brain’s Remote Control

We have all heard this simple saying during times of trouble: “Take a deep breath in.” Science being science, however, indicates that we may now have …

10 Ways Your Brain Keeps You From Maintaining Healthy Weight

The wide availability of comfort foods in our modern world poses serious challenges for weight maintenance. People are more susceptible to the …

A Protein That Moves From Muscle To Brain May Tie Exercise To Memory

Researchers have identified a substance in muscles that helps explain the connection between a fit body and a sharp mind.<p>When muscles work, they release a protein that appears to generate new cells and connections in a part of the brain that is critical to memory, a team reports Thursday in the …

Muscle

Fat Gets Gut Bacteria Working against the Waistline

In mice, intestinal microbes respond to a high-fat diet by producing acetate, which triggers the release of a hormone that makes mammals feel hungry, …

Can your biome make you fat?

<i>Emily Pidgeon/TED</i><p>Is there a correlation between your biome and your BMI? In her new book, <i>Why Diets Make Us Fat</i>, neuroscientist Sandra Aamodt sheds …

Weight Loss

It’s Late and I’m Tired, BUT I NEED TO BUY THIS!

Guaranteed results, get six pack abs in just a few weeks spending only a few minutes per day, and blah blah blah… You’re probably sick of hearing …

Adapt Fitness

No, seriously.<p>You break yourself down in the gym, build yourself back up in the kitchen, and recover through proper program design, rest, and …

19 Healthy Portable Lunches Anyone Can Make

When you're rushing all day, it can be hard to have a healthy lunch. Americans spend around $1,000 on lunch every year, so save yourself some dough and try out these delicious, portable lunches you can throw in your bag ad eat anywhere.<p>Walnut Cranberry Kale Salad<p>The combination of sweet corn, …

Portable

Coffee and Breakfast Tips to Help You Get Your Day Started

In a perfect world, what would you have done differently yesterday that would have helped you earn that feeling of accomplishment towards your …

Training vs Coaching

These two words go hand in hand. When one of the two is absent, weak links can become weaker. A common misconception is that these two words are …

Failure IS an option – it’s an ingredient to success, quitting isn’t.

In all areas of life, if you want something bad enough, you go and you get it. It can be tough and you might fail, but you have to be willing to …

Embrace The Journey

That was one muddy day.<br>It was not the first and definitely not the last.<p>When it comes to dealing with our health, we know we should be active and eat …

7 foods to boost your mental performance

Research shows that nutrients in food can have a significant positive impact on cognitive performance. Cognitive impairment is increasingly attributed to oxidative stress, a condition that involves excessive harmful molecules called free radicals or oxidants. Since these free radicals can lead to …

How to Get Kids Into a Growth Mindset

<i>Parents’ attitudes toward failure, not their beliefs about intelligence, shine through.</i><p><b>By Nathan Collins</b><p>(Photo: Stephan Hochhaus/Flickr)<p>Like many …

San Francisco Bay Area

Japanese Scientists Have Used Skin Cells to Restore a Patient's Vision For The First Time

Amazing!<p>Japanese scientists have reported the first successful skin-to-eye stem cell transplant in humans, where stem cells derived from a patient's …

Stem Cells

A Possible Link Between Gut Bacteria and PTSD

<b>Could bacteria in your gut be used to cure or prevent neurological conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety or even</b> …

Immune System

Music Improves Baby Brain Response to Music and Speech

<b>Rock your baby in sync with music and you may wonder how the experience affects her and her developing brain.</b><p>A new study by scientists at the …

7 Second-Breakfast Ideas Nutritionists Swear By

We all laughed at Pippin’s obsession with the seven hobbit mealtimes in <i>Lord of the Rings</i>, but the hobbit had it right when it comes to second breakfast. A new study published in <i>Pediatric Obesity</i> made a splash for finding that two breakfasts are better than none in terms of weight loss. The authors …

Nutrition

Weight loss may limit diabetes-related brain changes

Losing weight may help people with diabetes limit damaging changes to the brain that can result from the disease, a U.S. study suggests.<p>Researchers followed a group of diabetics for more than a decade, offering 164 of them intensive counseling with diet and exercise support designed to help them …

Wingsuit Flight Over an Active Volcano

Extreme Sports

Physical Activity Keeps You Young

New research from the European College of Sports Sciences stresses the importance of life-long fitness.<p>I attended the European College of Sports Sciences conference in Malmo, Sweden, last week. An underlying theme of the conference was successful living and aging through physical activity.<p>One of my …

11 backpacking tips you really should read if you want to be totally stress-free

Backpacking <i>should</i> be one of the most carefree experiences of your life.The reality is though, living out of one bag, choosing whether to prioritise the things you really want > the things you really need and mastering the art of unpacking, re-packing, unpacking (you get the picture) can actually be …

Scientists Have Been Using a Flawed Method to Diagnose Pain

For many years, neuroscientists believed they had identified a specific pattern of brain activity acting as a kind of “signature” for pain in the …

The Brain

Nurturing during preschool years boosts child’s brain growth

Children whose mothers were nurturing during the preschool years, as opposed to later in childhood, have more robust growth in brain structures …

Washington University

Wrestler, entertainer Chyna's brain to be donated to science

<b>(CNN) —</b> Representatives for the wrestler and entertainer Chyna confirmed that her brain will be donated for research into the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, known as CTE.<p>Police in Redondo Beach, California, said Joan Laurer, who went by the name Chyna, was found dead …

The next big trend in taking control of your health will focus on the brain

Thousands of spectators cheer as a sense of elation washes over me. I savor the feeling.<p>But then, the image slowly fades away and my true surroundings come into focus. I am lying in a dark room with my head held firmly in place, inside an MRI scanner.<p>While this might typically be unpleasant, I am a …

The fuss over previously unpublished data from the Minnesota Heart Study

A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned several new studies that elicited much media attention. I am now getting around to them.Let’s start with the …