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Your Brain Needs Exercise? But How Much?

Your Brain Needs Exercise? But How Much?

'Your brain needs exercise - two kinds." Memory Foundation talks with Dr Jian Guan about her research into exercise and how - and why - it helps to slow brain ageing. Brain ageing has four main causes and here Dr Jian Guan talks about one of them - exercise - and the...

Exercise Challenge: Crawl like a Baby!

Exercise Challenge: Crawl like a Baby!

So you thought you’d left crawling behind long along? Think again! Crawling recruits more muscles and facilitates greater brain function than you probably realise. It works on contralateral movements (opposite sides) and forms the foundation for our walking and...

What happens to memory when you are asleep?

What happens to memory when you are asleep?

You know sleep is important But Did you know just HOW important it is? Your long-term memory is consolidated when you sleep. An international team of neuroscientists, including Mathilde Bonnefond and Til Ole Bergmann specialists in research on waves of brain activity...

6 Surprising Benefits of Walking

6 Surprising Benefits of Walking

You already know that any physical activity, including walking, is great for your overall health. (That's a gentle walk, 20 minutes a day, we are usually talking about.) But did you know that walking is the new 'wonder drug'!! (Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the...

Sugar-free – and Happy!

Sugar-free – and Happy!

My journey started last century, when as a young lad in my 20’s and flatting, I made my first Muesli. The interest in good food gained momentum in the 1970s when my wife and I started experimenting with diet to see what effect it had on running marathons.   The quest...

Exercise Challenge: Clockface Lunge For Better Balance

Exercise Challenge: Clockface Lunge For Better Balance

Imagine you are stepping out onto the road and a cyclist or car suddenly appears in front of you. You need to have the balance and power to step back quickly to avoid a collision and this great little exercise will help with exactly this situation.   How To Do the...

Is Superfood A Myth? With Dr Jian Guan

Is Superfood A Myth? With Dr Jian Guan

https://youtu.be/YCEi_B4weIk   'There are no BAD foods and no superfoods." Dr Jian Guan's research tells her that the idea of superfood is a myth. And what about dairy cream? Isn't that bad for you? Memory Foundation talks with Dr Jian Guan about her research into...

Gillian Eadie on Breakfast TV

Gillian Eadie on Breakfast TV

https://youtu.be/aohIG1ZKki4   Watch Gillian Eadie talk with Rawdon Christie about the work of the Memory Foundation and the 7 Day Brain Boost Plan on Breakfast TV.

What do 100-year-olds eat?

What do 100-year-olds eat?

Here's what the centenarians in Dan Buettner's Blue Zones eat. Sardinia – Bread, vegetables, small amounts of wine and goats’ cheese, very little meat Okinawa – Sweet potatoes, fermented soy products, rice, vegetables Loma Linda – Fresh fruit, oatmeal, salads,...

Why did I come into this room?

Why did I come into this room?

Don't you HATE that? You set off to get something and by the time you reach where it is, you've forgotten what it was! How come? Is it an 'old age' thing? Not really. Dr Gabriel Radvansky,  professor of psychology at the University of Notre Dame, says: "When you go...

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