Category: health

May 2, 2020

Insights from @naval on meditation. A powerful thread.

Meditation is not you going through thoughts – it’s letting thoughts go through you. Yoga cultivates Peace of Body. Meditation cultivates Peace of Mind. Meditation and transcendence are the birthrights of every human being. Consider meditation as “self-therapy.” Instead of paying a therapist to listen to you, listen to yourself (non-judgementally) until you accept or drop the fears. Meditation, arts and artisanship, craftsmanship, politics, are […]

May 2, 2020

10 life lessons from @naval

When looking for a purpose to life, notice that most things are stepping stones, done for ulterior motives. If you ever want to have peace in your life, you have to move beyond good and evil. To measure the quality of your life, simply do nothing, and see how it feels. No one can compete with you on being you. Most of life is a […]

January 27, 2019

What to eat for brain health?

Research suggests the following foods can help maintain brain health as you age: Leafy greens. Include these nutrient powerhouses — e.g., spinach, kale, Swiss chard, collards, rapini, arugula in your diet at least six times a week. Besides eating salad, add leafy greens to soup, chili, pasta sauce and smoothies. Berries. Eat berries — e.g., blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, raspberries — at least twice a week. […]

January 26, 2019

The enzyme that protects us from getting old

Biologist Elizabeth Blackburn shares a Nobel Prize for her work finding out the answer, with the discovery of telomerase: an enzyme that replenishes the caps at the end of chromosomes, which break down when cells divide. Learn more about Blackburn’s groundbreaking research — including how we might have more control over aging than we think.

December 9, 2018

What’s Your Fitness Age? VO2 Max vs. Muscle

Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity in Humans – MoTrPAC Exercise is medicine. We know that when you exercise, your muscle pro-duces beneficial compounds that circulate and communicate with the liver, bone, heart, brain, and more,” says Scott Trappe, Ph.D. VO2 max has been shown to be the single best predictor of current and future health,” says Wisløff. The American Heart Association agrees The point at […]

October 12, 2018

Feeling run down? Is a brief jog better than coffee?

A good coffee to keep energy levels up is often part the daily routine; but researchers recently found – a brief jog sharpens the mind, boosting attention, control and perceptual speed – much more effectively! Their study involving 101 undergrad students suggests you’d be better off going for a brisk walk or a jog – which brings immediate benefits for mental functioning, especially speed and […]