Have trouble focusing?

Have trouble focusing?

Are you learning something new? And finding it difficult to concentrate? You are not alone! This is a very common issue that drives over-loaded (and aging) brains crazy!   Quick tips to help you focus Keep food on your desk. Glucose helps your brain focus. Turn...
Which medications affect memory?

Which medications affect memory?

A reader writes: ‘Can medication affect memory?’ We asked Dr Allison Lamont, PhD, memory expert, what the research says.    Reader, this is a very interesting question. And the answer is still being explored by researchers. In the past, doctors often...
Will Walking Lower Blood Pressure?

Will Walking Lower Blood Pressure?

Is it possible?     Michael Wheeler, University of Western Australia says YES. His study involved 35 women and 32 men aged between 55 and 80 who tried these regimes: Sitting for 8 hours 1 hour of sitting then 30 minutes of moderate walking followed by 6.5...
Do Male and Female Brains Differ?

Do Male and Female Brains Differ?

It’s a myth.     It has long been thought that male and female brains are different. ‘Men are from Mars and women are from Venus’ is the kind of pop psychology that grew out of the belief that because ‘men have bigger brains’ they were better able to think...
Music and Verbal Memory.

Music and Verbal Memory.

Did you know? Listening to music may inhibit creativity.   Listening to music can be relaxing, but it may interfere with your ability to create, suggests a study published online Feb. 2, 2019, by Applied Cognitive Psychology. Researchers recruited 30 people and...
Brainfit® Coach Jude Walter, NewstalkZB

Brainfit® Coach Jude Walter, NewstalkZB

In May, Accredited Brainfit® Coach, Jude Walter, was the expert guest on NewstalkZB’s Health Hub. Listen to her tips and strategies and the answers she gave to the many listener questions that came pouring in. (Audio)