In 2011, over 700,000 Canadians were living with some form of cognitive impairment, which includes Alzheimer’s disease. Even more disturbing is the fact that this number is expected to reach 1.4 million by 2031, according to the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada. It is widely accepted that engaging in regular exercise has many health benefits, including a decreased risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes, strengthening of muscles and bones, and decreased stress. Research is also showing that exercise may have increased …Read more
If you’ve ever felt like your husband just doesn’t understand you, you’re not alone. For years, women have been saying that men are clueless when it comes to understanding them and their emotions – and now, they finally have the research to back it. A new study reveals that, not only are men less successful at figuring out what a woman is feeling, but they must access different areas of the brain when dealing with a woman’s emotions as opposed …Read more
Certainly, we would like to believe that we are all capable of making objective choices in our lives, and are responsible for our own actions. But it is no secret that some people are just more prone to getting caught up in addictive behaviors than others, making it more difficult to fight cravings and make clear choices. Scientists at the Oregon Research Institute set out to test whether there are actual neuro-biological differences between people who resist temptation and people …Read more
We know that physical fitness is good for the heart, and a growing body of evidence is showing that it’s good for the brain as well. Several studies have already linked exercise to better mental functioning, but now research is showing that sports directly impact your attention span.
Researchers at the University of Granada tested the physical and mental health of a group of 28 young men. Fourteen of them reported a low level of physical activity, …Read more