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...
Can brain training work?

Can brain training work?

Yes, if it meets these 5 conditions Today we are confronted with a wide range of increasingly abstract and interconnected problems. Successfully dealing with this environment requires a highly fit brain, capable of adapting to new situations and challenges throughout...

Don’t Just Sit There!

When humans spent their time hunting and gathering, there were several events that could shorten our lives such as disease, parasites, and predators. However, obesity and inactivity were not that much of a concern. Simply surviving expended a lot of energy and...
Terrific triceps

Terrific triceps

Pushing up with your arms One of the key functional exercises you want to make sure you can still do comfortably, is the ability to push up with your arms. This will allow you to do everyday things: pushing yourself out of a low chair or out of the car shuffling...
Is there a BEST exercise?

Is there a BEST exercise?

A Reader Asks Kris:  Is there a best exercise I can do? As an exercise professional specialising in appropriate exercise for older adults, I am frequently asked this question. Unfortunately people tend not to like my answer as it goes along the lines of: “Well, if you...
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...