I have this friend. She is a wonderful, caring person but she’s constantly sick. She’s either got a cold or stomach issues or she just “doesn’t feel good.” It causes her to frequently cancel plans to the point that she rarely leaves her house. Since I was worried about her, I started to take note of certain things. I noticed that she wasn’t an overly positive person. She’s constantly stressed out and anxious. Mostly about things going on in her life. Things that others might let go of more … [Read more...] about The Mind-Body Connection
A study from Johns Hopkins University suggests that stress affects women’s brains far more severely than men’s. This may explain why women develop dementia, Alzheimer’s, and related illnesses at faster rates than men. Luckily, the 100 Year Lifestyle has information to potentially prevent Alzheimer's in this article. A 25-Year Study 909 study participants based in Baltimore, Maryland, participated in a long-range study at the National Institute of Mental Health. Researchers followed the … [Read more...] about Why Women Are Developing Alzheimer’s at Alarming Rates
Detoxing is all the rage these days. Everyone’s got a detox for your gut or for your skin. But new research is showing that sleep may be the best detox for your brain. The Sleep Cycle REM sleep is a valuable tool in resting and revitalizing our bodies, but science is finding that it may not be the most important part of our sleep cycle. A recent study found that slow-wave sleep or SWS is the deepest phase of sleep. It is also the most important key to detoxing our brains and getting us ready … [Read more...] about The Sleep Detox Is The New Detoxing Trend
As I sat here composing this blog, it struck me that we just don’t have much time for creativity anymore. Between our work, families, electronics, and other obligations, creativity gets lost in the shuffle. Women especially have historically been stifled due to the time they don’t have. Martha Freud was said to have laid out Sigmund’s clothes every morning. She would even put toothpaste on his toothbrush. George Sand worked late at night to not cut into her time spent on family obligations. … [Read more...] about Why “Me Time” Is So Important
“Use it or lose it” is a common phrase we’ve all heard. Especially in connection to our brain activity as we age. As the population’s biggest generation ages, concerns about Alzheimer’s and dementia are growing. And science is racing to find cures or treatments to ameliorate the decline in our brain function as we get older. A New Direction A new study is pointing in a different direction, however. This study examined postmortem brain tissue from people who lived past their 70s. They checked … [Read more...] about Use It or Lose It! Not Anymore!
Have you ever had a moment in your career where you just did not want to go to work? Has it become more and more difficult each day to drag yourself out of your house and make that commute? Does getting things done seem like a mountainous task? Have you felt like you were on a hamster wheel with no hope of getting off? You may have been experiencing burnout. While our country is experiencing high rates of employment, employees are experiencing higher rates of burnout. The 100 Year Lifestyle … [Read more...] about Overcoming Burnout, The Solution Is At Your Fingertips!
For as long as screen-based technology has existed, concerned parents have questioned the potential consequences of its presence in the lives of their children. Even when it was limited to devices like a television set in the family room, the fear that technology could developmentally stunt children and adolescents was alive and well. That anxiety feels more prevalent than ever; with the rise of the smartphone, our cultural use of technology has increased exponentially over the last decade. A … [Read more...] about The Smartphone Generation: Should Parents Be Concerned?
Now is a great time to take stock of the areas of your life that could benefit from some subtle shifts in perspective, as well as new habits. There are endless ways you can support your brain health; take a look at four of our favorites! Get your body moving A recent study published by the American Academy of Neurology indicates that aerobic exercise may play a significant role in reversing and preventing cognitive decline. We often associate aerobic exercise with … [Read more...] about Four Brain Healthy Resolutions