Doing this can have a profound impact on your health

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Spending an extra hour sitting a day (for 13, rather than 12, hours) is linked to a 50 per cent greater risk of being disabled. And this was regardless of whether the participants also did moderate exercise, according to the U.S. study published in the Journal of Physical Activity & Health. You might assume that knee osteoarthritis is more likely in people who put their bodies through tough exercise routines. But experts say there is also a link with sitting too much.

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5 ways to power up your brain in the morning

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Plasticity, is believed to underlie the brain’s capacity to control behavior, including learning and memory. Plasticity occurs when neurons are stimulated by events, or information, from the environment. However, sleep and sleep loss modify the expression of several genes and gene products that may be important for synaptic plasticity. Certain forms of long-term potentiation, a neural process associated with the laying down of learning and memory, can be elicited in sleep, suggesting synaptic connections are strengthened while you sleep.

5 tips for improving your brain power before you get to work

5 tips for improving your brain power before you get to work

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Our brain is an amazing organ that acts as a control center by receiving, processing, and sending sensory information throughout our body and controlling our motor function. As we age, our brain starts to lose its ability to process information. Days that we can’t seem to concentrate become more frequent, and we tend to forget more. Although age-associated cognitive decline is something we all have to face, there are some natural ways to slow down the process and improve overall brain function.

Despite what you hear, THIS is not your enemy

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Western medicine has made a practice of telling us to abstain from things that are bad for us in extreme quantities, when in fact those same are very good for us when consumed wisely and in moderation. In the case of sunshine, our UV paranoia is contributing to a silent epidemic: Vitamin D deficiency. It’s silent because most people don’t know they are deficient. And it’s deadly, because this deficiency can lead to cancer and a multitude of other diseases. But we’ve been brainwashed into believing that even small amounts of sunshine will harm us.

Exercise and brainpower

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The human brain is the most complex object in the universe. Each one of us carries within our skulls a three-pound lump of fats and proteins with the consistency of jelly that we call a brain. Your brain contains 100 billion neurons that link to one another in a pattern more complex and unique than your fingerprint. The vast and incredible power of the human brain is only beginning to be understood by scientists and neurologists.