Erik Nielsen

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There's even more evidence that one type of exercise is the closest thing to a miracle drug that we have

Want an all-natural way to lift your mood, improve your memory, and protect your brain against age-related cognitive decline?<p>Get moving.<p>A wealth of recent research, including a new study published this month in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, suggests that any type of exercise that raises your …

The Brain

Ketogenic Diet Can Kickstart Weight Loss And Boost Brain Fitness

It requires a careful implementation strategy.<p>A ketogenic diet is an extreme nutritional intervention based on very low carbohydrate intake designed …

Yes, Mantras Have The Power To Reprogram Your Brain

<i>Caley Alyssa is a 900+ hour certified, international yoga teacher whose practice helped her transform her life and realize her dreams. Today, she’s</i> …

Meditation

Yoga and meditation improve brain function and energy levels

Practicing brief sessions of Hatha yoga and mindfulness meditation can significantly improve brain function and energy levels, according to a new …

Yoga and Meditation Boosts Executive Brain Function

Over the last decade, yoga has become one of the most popular types of physical activity in the United States. There are an estimated 36 million …

Here's what losing weight does to your body and brain

<i>This video was originally published on October 29, 2017.</i><p><i>Special thanks to John Gunstad, professor with the Department of Psychological Sciences at Kent State University, for speaking with us about his cutting-edge research on how losing weight affects brain function. Following is a transcript of</i> …

Kent State

One Brain Skill That Will Make You Creative

Creativity is not genetic. It is not a talent, either. It is a skill. There is a process for it, and here is one skill that will help you get there.<p>The most common form of creativity is the combinational creativity. That's when old ideas in your head combine in your medial prefrontal cortex into …