"Some of our brain functions - such as short-term memory, processing speed, and visuospatial functions - show some decline with healthy aging," she says. "On the other hand, language functions tend to remain well preserved as we get older." Her opinion isn't the only voice. Research from Harvard University and Massachusetts Institue of Technology indicate that arithmetic skills don't peak until age 50, and vocabulary and cumulative intelligence peak even later, like into the 70's. I totally believe the science because I am living it.
While biohacking sounds new, it’s actually been around for centuries and impacts every person. We all want to understand our biology and use it to our advantage. Entrepreneurs have a unique opportunity to create or build something that can help people worldwide understand and improve their lives through the application of biohacking.
You’re pretty special. On this planet, it’s rare to have bones. Only two percent of the animal species living on Earth have an internal skeleton. The rest of the living creatures here are invertebrates like insects, shellfish, and arachnids. But you have 206 bones inside your body making up this important structural component. Your hands … Continue reading Stress and Your Bones
Four months before I was exhilarated at having been spared from death. I was sure that God had sent angels to protect me. But four months afterward it occurred to me that if I had died in the horrendous car crash, I would be enjoying heaven. My gratitude to God for saving me had eroded … Continue reading I remember that this time ten years ago, I was feeling somehow cheated.
Stepping out of my comfort zone is a sure way to grow in self confidence. Keep reading this blog from connie.lifevantage.com to learn a surprising comment from Vincent van Gogh. Think of a confident person in your life. It may include a fearless coworker in the face of adversity or a friend who doesn’t care … Continue reading What is Confidence and How Do You Get It?
To stay young, you have to keep your cells young, and what dictates a cell’s age is its DNA. Too many cycles of dividing can trigger the aging process, until eventually the cell peters out and stops dividing altogether. Learn more in this article from Time magazine. But now researchers have found that exercise can … Continue reading How Exercise Keeps Your DNA Young
We are fearfully and wonderfully made. What do you suppose made King David say that in Psalm 139? He didn't have access to the science we do today. Sure, you don't need to know the details of how our bodies function to see that our bodies function amazingly. Still, I happen to love learning about … Continue reading Our Amazing Bodies
After your commute, work day, cooking, cleaning, taking care of the kids, walking the dog, and maybe squeezing in a few loads of laundry, working out is the last thing you want to do. Getting to the gym just eats up more of your day: you’ve got to change, drive to the gym, do your workout, drive back, and then shower. We get how impossible and frustrating it may seem to squeeze in a workout routine, but luckily there are options. And they don’t involve the gym.
“Probiotic” is a word with Greek roots: “pro” meaning “promoting” and “biotic” meaning “life.” The World Health Organization defines probiotics as “live microorganisms which, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host.” We usually think of bacteria as bad for us, and the wrong bacteria in the wrong place can certainly cause problems. But the right bacteria in the right place can be helpful in many ways. They can keep your digestive and immune systems healthy, help you manage weight, boost your mood, and possibly even keep you feeling and looking younger.
Eating more plant foods -- vegetables, beans, fruit, whole grains, and nuts -- is the best way and is one of the recommendations from the U.S. government's 2015 Dietary Guidelines. These foods are all naturally rich in nutrients, including fiber, and provide all the health benefits that go along with a fiber-rich diet.