Tip of the Day

Motivate Your Brain – Try Something New

Motivate Your Brain – Try Something New Your brain takes pleasure in exploring areas that motivate you – take that motivation a step further to learn new and exciting things. Learn how to make a new dish, read a book outside of your usual genre, or mix up your workout routine. Focusing on what matters […]

Strengthen Psychological Fitness with Gratitude

Strengthen Psychological Fitness with Gratitude Research has shown that focusing on acts of gratitude can increase human performance in a multitude of ways. From exercising more per week to writing down something about work that you are grateful for, you can significantly increase job satisfaction and improve relationships with your peers. Source: Forbes

Take a Break to Cultivate Creativity

Take a Break to Cultivate Creativity A growing body of evidence shows that taking regular breaks from mental tasks improves creativity and that skipping breaks can lead to stress, exhaustion, and creative block. The ideas you have while commuting or in the shower are not coincidental. They’re a result of you taking a step back, […]

What are motor neurons?

What are motor neurons? Motor neurons are the nerve cells in the body responsible for controlling movement. Each time you voluntarily move an arm or leg, or when your lungs involuntarily expand and contract, signals from the brain are sent along a chain to the spinal cord, where motor neuron cell bodies reside. These motor […]

Use Your Focus Wisely

Use Your Focus Wisely You often toggle between focusing and letting your mind wander while completing daily tasks at work, home and even on your commute between the two. According to recent research, both focus and unfocus are vital. The brain operates optimally when it toggles between focus and unfocus, allowing you to develop resilience, enhance creativity, and make better […]

Use Your Morning Routine to Unlock Creative Ideas

The first 10-15 minutes of your day could unlock your creative thoughts. Research confirms the brain, specifically the prefrontal cortex, is most active and readily creative immediately following sleep. Your subconscious mind has been loosely mind-wandering while you slept, making contextual and temporal connections. First thing in the morning, when your creative brain is most […]

Nutrition, Stress and the Brain

Eating your daily dose of fruits and vegetables could help relieve some of your stress. Researchers from the University of Sydney found that moderate daily fruit and vegetable consumption is associated with lower rates of psychological stress. Source: News Medical

Meditation offers brain benefits

Meditation offers brain benefits Meditation can seem like quite the challenge — sitting alone in silence flooded by your own thoughts, yet not letting your thoughts distract from your breath. No need to overwhelm yourself with a mandatory 30 minutes of meditation to start. In fact, you can meditate in short, one-minute spurts and build […]

Dancing may benefit your brain

Dancing may benefit your brain Could country line dancing protect your brain from aging? A new study compared the neurological effects of country dancing with walking and other activities. Findings suggest that learning a social dance places demands on the mind and body that could make it unusually potent at slowing some of the seemingly inevitable signs of aging that occur inside […]

Give your brain permission to unwind

Give your brain permission to unwind Wrap up your day — Take five minutes to capture any loose ends on your to-do list and calendars. This can help reassure your brain that it does not need to keep scanning to remember these tasks.  Practice “going neutral” during the day — Set a reminder to cue yourself […]