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Nov 11, 2020
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The hippocampus - a structure in the brain - controls the brain's ability to learn and form memories of day-to-day facts.
But research found that the activity in the hippocampus steadily declines with age. The memory of subjects in their 50s and 60s weakened as subjects recalled events that were up to 12 years old but reached a plateau during older remembrances.
A favourite of most people across the world, french fries come in many shapes and sizes and are loaded with additives to add that irresistible taste. A regular serving of fries has 500 calories, while the same serving of regular potatoes has about 150.
The average American consumes 29 pounds of french fries in a year, and is home to the famous fast-food query: You want fries with that?
Getting the right nutrients in your body first thing in the morning is hugely beneficial when it comes to maintaining focus throughout the day.
Eating a wide variety of wholegrains, fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and legumes throughout the day ensures that blood sugar levels are stable and provides the brain with healthy fats, carbohydrates, protein, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. These all work synergistically to promote brain health, focus, memory, concentration, and health in general.
Adding apples to our daily intake can improve various aspects of our health, as they are loaded with fiber, vitamins, antioxidants and minerals.
Originating from a proverb in 1866, the phrase ‘An Apple A Day Keeps The Doctor Away’ was coined in 1913. The original quote was: Eat an apple on going to bed, and you’ll keep the doctor from earning his bread.
To fall asleep, you need adequate time to unwind, even if you feel tired. Most people don't allow themselves enough time to relax before bed.
Lack of sleep makes it worse. When you get less sleep than the recommended 7 to 8 hours a night, you begin to accrue a sleep debt. Your body experiences a stress response and begins to release adrenaline, which stimulates your body to be alert. To overcome this, you need a good night's sleep on a regular basis.
When using noise-canceling headphones, the unwanted sounds are canceled out by creating an opposing sound wave to the one you want to eliminate.
It means that when one sound wave is at its highest peak, the other is at its lowest, canceling each other out.
When we want to maximize our physical health, we should not only focus on a balanced diet and exercise but also on our social relationships.
Studies, again and again, point to our relationships as a major factor in health. One meta-study found that people with healthy and supportive relationships live longer.
When you are getting close to your weight loss goal, you will often hit a plateau and won't be able to lose the last few pounds.
The reason why this is the case reveals a lot about the dynamic relationship between body weight and appetite.