How Cat Naps Affect Your Mood and Memory

By Nicole Lovato, Flinders University and Leon Lack, Flinders University | Photo Credit: irina198   Want to boost your memory and mood? Take a nap, but keep it short We’re told to have power naps to keep us safe on the road and improve our alertness if we’ve had...

How Fat and Sugar Makes You Keep on Eating

Too much sugar and fat is affecting your brain too – not just your belly. By Terry Davidson, American University | Photo Credit: novelrobinson, CC BY-NC-SA   Fat and sugar-heavy diet harms your brain – and makes you keep on eating Do you eat only when...

What Occurs in Your Brain When You Give Up Sugar

Here’s what happens to your brain when you give up sugar By Jordan Gaines Lewis, Neuroscience Doctoral Candidate Penn State College of Medicine Anyone who knows me also knows that I have a huge sweet tooth. I always have. My friend and fellow graduate student...

Why You Should Stand at Work for Two Hours a Day

By David Dunstan, Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute | Photo Credit: Sebastiaan ter Burg, CC BY  Office workers, stand up from your desk for two hours a day We’ve known for some time that too much sitting increases your risk of diabetes, certain cancers,...
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