Can you Exercise When in Pain?

Can you Exercise When in Pain?

Kris Tynan says YES! It is very hard to summon up the motivation when pain and fatigue are getting you down. But it is Catch-22 – the less you exercise, the worse your condition can become. Kris Tynan It is not unusual for people with chronic conditions like...
Healthy Eating – Low GI and High GI

Healthy Eating – Low GI and High GI

Eating for brain health does not mean radical changes to the amount you eat.  It isn’t a fad. It isn’t a new ‘diet’. It is simply about choosing a healthier option so that your blood sugar levels are kept low. That isn’t rocket science...
Is Exercise like Medicine?

Is Exercise like Medicine?

Kris Tynan says YES! Your brain LOVES exercise! You may have heard of the term ‘neuroplasticity’. The ‘plastic’ part of that word refers to our brain’s incredible ability to reorganise and rewire itself. Research shows that this quality staves off the...
Add value to your walk – it’s easy!

Add value to your walk – it’s easy!

Walking is a great exercise. What could be easier and cheaper than lacing up your shoes and stepping out the front door? By incorporating a few extra exercises along the way, you’ll be adding value with some simple strength and balance training you don’t get with...
Blackcurrants and Your Brain

Blackcurrants and Your Brain

Blackcurrants are famous for their Vitamin C content. Our Grandmothers told us that! They are a standby to help us with colds and sniffles. But, did you know that New Zealand-grown blackcurrants are in demand all over the world for research studies? Studies that focus...
Does Pain Affect Memory?

Does Pain Affect Memory?

People with chronic pain can sometimes wonder if they are losing their memory altogether. What is the connection between chronic pain and memory? Dr Lamont tells us that research has found a leading cause: the changes that take place in the hippocampus, a brain area...
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