Imagine this: thinking about exercise strengthens your muscles, even if you don’t move an inch. Mental imagery not only activates the same brain regions as the actual movement but also can speed up the learning of a new skill. Mental imagery and sports performance Mental imagery, mental practice, or visualisation is a technique that has been used by sports … [Read more...] about Imagine this: Mental imagery strengthens neural circuits.
The post 27 minutes of mindfulness meditation a day changes brain structure appeared first on Your Brain Health. I confess that I’m struggling with my new meditation practice. I’ve diagnosed myself with a severe case of monkey-mind. Monkey-mind = a buddhist term meaning “unsettled; restless; capricious; whimsical; fanciful; inconstant; confused; indecisive; … [Read more...] about 27 minutes of mindfulness meditation a day changes brain structure
The post I’m starting today – meditation, mindfulness and mind-emptiness appeared first on Your Brain Health. The Buddhist connection is one reason Mindfulness is so popular. It’ll make you a better mother/writer/human being. It’ll calm the mind chatter. You won’t get so angry! You’ll be happier and healthier. It’ll change your life! I’ve heard all this and more … [Read more...] about I’m starting today – meditation, mindfulness and mind-emptiness
In June 2016 a team from the Buck Institute of Ageing published the results of a small case series that used a technique called Metabolic Enhancement for NeuroDegeneration (MEND) to treat people with various stages of Alzheimer’s disease. According to the authors of the study, the results are ‘unprecedented‘. But is this description warranted? Neuroscientist Dr Olivia … [Read more...] about Does MEND reverse Alzheimer’s disease?
We all carry our phones around with us 24/7. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Sitting in your pocket are thousands of ways you can tap into your mental or physical health with, well, a tap! There are heaps of great apps out there that you can use for everything from counting your daily steps, to practicing mindfulness, to tracking calories. This handy infographic … [Read more...] about [infographic] 25 essential apps for a healthy body and mind