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6 Tips to Keep You Walking

6 Tips to Keep You Walking

Why? Walking stimulates your brain. The important parts of your brain that control thinking and memory. They are the prefrontal cortex and medial temporal cortex and they have greater volume in people who exercise versus people who don’t. “Even more exciting is the...

Memory – True or False?

Memory – True or False?

Memory and memory loss in is the news a lot these days. As a Brain Tuner, you know more than most! But there are SO many myths and old wives' tales about memory and the brain out there. It CAN get confusing! Give yourself this quick test. Are the following statements...

Test Your Balance.

Test Your Balance.

All sorts of factors affect balance. And without good balance, the risk of a fall is higher. In most cases poor balance can be improved with regular balance exercises. Try this simple balance test. You'll soon know if you should be adding balance training to your...

Engaging your Pelvic Floor

Engaging your Pelvic Floor

Pelvic floor issues are one of those embarrassing topics we don’t really talk about yet one in three women are affected and increasing numbers of men also. Here are some important suggestions from Kris Tynan. To improve your pelvic floor muscles and reduce the risk of...

Brain Food

Brain Food

Do you envy those people with steel-trap memories who are as sharp as a tack despite their age? You can be that way, too, if you know what nutrients to feed your brain, says nutritionist Tracy Morris.   Boost your memory Most of us accept memory loss as an inevitable...

Dementia: What can I do to help?

Dementia: What can I do to help?

Dementia is a cruel disease. Only a small percentage of us will suffer from dementia but most of us know someone who is coping with it. Being a friend, caregiver and/or family member can be distressing and we often feel at a loss as to what to do to help. Here are...

Broken Vessel – Reader poem

Broken Vessel – Reader poem

This poem was received from an anonymous reader. Broken Vessel All the pieces Broken and scattered In mercy gathered Mended and whole Empty-handed But not forsaken We have been set free We have been set free You take our failure You take our weakness You set your...

Is hearing loss affecting your memory?

Is hearing loss affecting your memory?

Hearing loss is very common and it affects people of all ages. Main causes include hereditary factors, noise exposure, trauma and ear disease.  And, of course, age. Hearing loss is usually gradual. In the beginning, it takes away the beginning of the sentence, the...

Bridging Brings Big Benefits

Bridging Brings Big Benefits

Have you tried this exercise? The simple bridge can be done on the floor or on a bed. This exercise will activate the muscles in your lower back, glutes (buttocks) and hamstrings (back of thigh). It will also stretch out your hip flexors  (muscles crossing the front...

Vitamin D and Dementia

Vitamin D and Dementia

A daily dose of ‘D’ Half of all women and a third of all men over 60 are diagnosed with Osteoporosis and low Vitamin D. (New Zealand statistics). Half of the U.S. population over age 65 has insufficient or deficient levels of Vitamin D. "There is a recent and growing...

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