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Mini Workouts for Belly Fat Reduction | Being Healthy Tips

Mini Workouts for Belly Fat Reduction | Being Healthy Tips | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
Belly fat reduction is the natural consequence of living day to day in a calorie deficit as we’ve discussed several times already. The two paths to this are exercise and dieting.
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I teach Ageless Grace, a mind/body workout . This is a perfect way to work out everyday for only 10 minutes, create new brain cells and have fun!

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Sleep 'cleans' the brain of toxins

Sleep 'cleans' the brain of toxins | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
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Yet another reason to get a good night's sleep!

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Could Oreos Be as Addictive as Cocaine?

Could Oreos Be as Addictive as Cocaine? | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
Can't put down the box of Oreos? There might be a compelling biological reason for that.
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Even rats prefer Oreos to rice crackers - and eat the inside first. How addictive food can be!

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Dogs Are People, Too

Dogs Are People, Too | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
By looking directly at their brains and bypassing the constraints of behaviorism, M.R.I.’s can tell us about dogs’ internal states.
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If you love animals, read this! Finally some research to prove what animal lovers already know!

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Fabio Lam's curator insight, October 10, 2013 2:00 PM

Dog's are not just man's best friend but their very own person. They feel, hurt, love and express themselves much like people do making them one of the best companions to have around.

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Busted! Most In U.S. Believe In Brain Disease Myths

Busted! Most In U.S. Believe In Brain Disease Myths | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 09/25/2013 09:31 AM EDT on LiveScience Nearly two-thirds of Americans mistakenly believe that humans use only 10 percent of their brains, according to a new poll on brain health.
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Good news - we DO use more than 10% of our brains!!

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The Mighty Mind with Joanne Telser-Frère & Rae Luskin

The Mighty Mind with Joanne Telser-Frère & Rae Luskin | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
Creativity and The Mighty Mind Free Your Genius Within Join Joanne Telser-Frère and her guest, Chicago artist, author and teacher, Rae Luskin as The Mighty Mind focuses on creativity and the mind.
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Don't miss this fascinating interview with Chicago Artist and Author, Rae Luskin.

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Creativity and The Mighty Mind with Joanne Telser-Frère & Rae Luskin on Linked Local Network

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Join me every Friday morning at 11AM on Linked Local Network for THE MIGHTY MIND where we meet all kinds of people who deal with the mind and the brain! Tomorrow we'll be talking about creativity, mind mapping and thinking big. Find out about the CREATIVE EDGE.....

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Elderly Acting Just Might Improve ... Line, Please!

Elderly Acting Just Might Improve ... Line, Please! | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
Research suggests that as a person ages, acting and other activities that require cognitive skills can improve these skills in other areas of life.
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Acting, or other cognitive challenges late in life are good for your brain health! The brain thrives on novelty, variety and complexity!

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Do Animals Get Dementia? How to Help Your Aging Pet

Wild animals usually don't live long enough to suffer cognitive decline, but domestic pets can be susceptible, experts say.
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Teach an old dog a new trick? Yes most definitely - it will help ward off dementia!

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Study Finds Training Enhances Brain Health of Adults Over 55 - News Center - The University of Texas at Dallas

Study Finds Training Enhances Brain Health of Adults Over 55 - News Center - The University of Texas at Dallas | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
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This confirms our findings that even after only 12 hours of brain training, improvement can be seen! Very exciting study!

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Fast Time and the Aging Mind

Fast Time and the Aging Mind | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
Is it possible that learning new things might slow our internal sense of time?
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Why does our impression of time change as we age and how can we slow it down? Some interesting studies suggest that if we keep challenging our brains we may slow down our preception of time!

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A Multitasking Video Game Makes Old Brains Act Younger

A Multitasking Video Game Makes Old Brains Act Younger | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
Using a video game for training, researchers gave older people more youthful cognitive thinking, according to a study published in Nature.
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Have fun and give your brain a workout! Interesting study on the effects of brain training!

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Einstein Was Right: Clutter Is Good

Einstein Was Right: Clutter Is Good | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
Here's a toast to the slob in the office, the gal with so much junk on her desk she can't find her telephone. All that clutter may be part of the reason she is so creative.
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I feel so much better after reading this!

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Poor sleep tied to Alzheimer's-like brain changes

Poor sleep tied to Alzheimer's-like brain changes | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Older adults who don't sleep well have more of the brain plaques that are hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests.The finding doesn't prove that not getting
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How Music Makes Us Feel Better

How Music Makes Us Feel Better | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
The idea that music can have therapeutic value is far from new, and the data supporting it have grown even stronger…
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Music can help recover faster after surgery! It's true, I've used it myself!

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The Mighty Mind with Joanne Telser-Frère & Rae Luskin

The Mighty Mind with Joanne Telser-Frère & Rae Luskin | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
Creativity and The Mighty Mind Free Your Genius Within Join Joanne Telser-Frère and her guest, Chicago artist, author and teacher, Rae Luskin as The Mighty Mind focuses on creativity and the mind.
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How Intense Study May Harm Our Workouts

How Intense Study May Harm Our Workouts | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
A new study suggests that exercise simply feels harder when your brain is tired, so you quit earlier, even though objectively your muscles are still somewhat fresh.
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From this new study it seems that mental fatigue may influence our ablitity to work out!

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Laughter Effective in Dementia Treatment - AgingCare.com

Laughter Effective in Dementia Treatment - AgingCare.com | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
Laughter has proven to be an effective dementia treatment. New research indicates that laughter may be just as effective as antipsychotic medications for reducing anxiety in elderly people with dementia.
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Keep on laughing!!

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10 Magical Effects Music Has On the Mind

10 Magical Effects Music Has On the Mind | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
Music can improve verbal IQ, aid in heart disease treatment, evoke colours in the mind and even help you see happy faces all around.
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The Mighty Mind with Joanne Telser-Frère & Rae Luskin, artist and author

The Mighty Mind with Joanne Telser-Frère & Rae Luskin, artist and author | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
The Mighty Mind Free Your Genius Within Click here to listen to The Mighty Mind with Rae Luskin Are You The Creative Type? Have you ever thought about creativity? What is a creative thinker? Do you...
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Please join me on Friday morning September 27 at 11 am (CST) to meet my guest Rae Luskin! We will be discussing the creative mind!

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Drivers' Identity Verified Using Brain Waves

Drivers' Identity Verified Using Brain Waves | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
A new system can verify the identity of drivers with precious cargo by monitoring their brain waves.
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Can this really happen one day?

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A Lifetime of Learning in the One World School House

A Lifetime of Learning in the One World School House | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
Whether you use the educational tools of the free Khan Academy or learn a language, create art or play music, lifelong learning is a best way to stay brain fit.
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Check out this free education at KhanAcademy.org
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Cut Your Dementia Risk By 50%

Cut Your Dementia Risk By 50% | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
Here’s a terrifying statistic: The number of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease will increase 40% in the next 12 years, according to a projection from the Alzheimer’s Association.
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Another study about the positive effects of exercise on the brain!

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The Treatable Disease That's Misdiagnosed as Alzheimer's

The Treatable Disease That's Misdiagnosed as Alzheimer's | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
It strikes older Americans, causing memory loss and other symptoms, and is often misdiagnosed as dementia or Alzheimer's disease.
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