Exercise and Arthritis. #1

Exercise and Arthritis. #1

Should I exercise if I have arthritis? 650,000 kiwis have arthritis. It’s a leading causes of disability. Arthritis has over 100 different forms but the most common by far is osteoarthritis (OA). OA manifests itself as having stiff and painful joints that restrict...
Brain Quiz

Brain Quiz

Brain fact or brain myth? What do YOU know is true?     Test yourself on these eight questions.     1. What percentage of your brain do you use?  10% 50% 100% Answer 100%. The idea that you do not use all of your brain is a widespread myth. Brain scan studies show all...
Cognition and Memory Quiz.

Cognition and Memory Quiz.

Are cognition and memory the same? Your cognition is tested when you need to renew your driving licence. Why? Test yourself on these five questions.     1. Cognition is another word for memory. True or False? False. Although cognition includes memory, it...
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...
Sleep Quiz – True or False?

Sleep Quiz – True or False?

      Test yourself on these common sayings about sleep.  1.  Sleep is time for the body in general and the brain specifically to shut down for rest. True or False? Mostly False.  Sleep is an active process involving specific cues for its regulation....