Telomeres are a cell's built-in clock that tells it when to stop making new cells. Telomere length is a better predictor for your risk of getting age-related diseases like Alzheimer's, heart disease, diabetes, and cancer than most conventional diagnostic tools. Shortened telomeres lead to atrophy of brain cells and longer telomere length leads to the production of new brain cells.
On these pages, you'll learn about a variety of brain health and fitness topics via some excellent videos. A great way to learn.
Taking short naps rejuvenate the body and brain. Progressive companies encourage napping for its productivity increases. Thomas Edison, Winston Churchill, John D. Rockefeller, Albert Einstein, and Leonardo DaVinci are all said to have taken naps. While there's no guarantee napping will make you as smart as Einstein, it will leave you mentally refreshed, so you can get through the day in top form.
Video: Lissa Rankin, MD says that data from the Spontaneous Remission Project shows that the placebo effect is evidence the body can heal itself. Mainstream medicine is dismissive of the placebo effect, yet it is an indicator of the innate healing powers we all have but must learn to harness and support.
Creating art is a very effective way to stimulate the brain and anyone can do it. Learn the many benefits of art and why it works so well. It doesn't matter whether you think you are talented or not. Do it for yourself because you enjoy it, and with lessons and practice, your hidden talents will blossom. Do it because creating art is a wonderful way to stimulate your brain, improve your well-being, and possibly get healthier!
Biofeedback can help you gain control of your body and your health. With the right device, it can now be done effectively at home. Biofeedback has successfully been used to treat numerous conditions. One of the big drawbacks to using biofeedback is that it can be expensive and time-consuming when done professionally. Now there are portable do-it-yourself devices available so you can get the benefits of biofeedback for about the cost of one session with a therapist.
Video games aren't just for kids. The average age of a "gamer" is 33 years old and aging daily. How do fast-paced video games affect the brain?