Do You Know Your Blood Pressure Numbers?

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Normal blood pressure is less than 120/80 per WebMD

Most of us know that high blood pressure is a common condition that if untreated may eventually cause health conditions such as heart disease (Mayo Clinic), but how many of us know the following:

High Blood pressure is one of the factors which can increase the risk of Dementia, per study published in The Lancet, July 19, 2017.

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Stress and your brain

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What stresses you out? Did you know that bad stress affects your body and brain?

A few days ago, I purchased a new mobile phone, and as I attempted to activate it, I could feel my frustration level disproportionately increasing with each click. Breathe! breathe! I reminded myself. Then I returned to the store and accepted the offer of assistance from the kind clerk.

This incident is insignificant compared to the daily stresses many people experience each day. Nonetheless, regardless of what one’s personal stress factors are, there’s no debate – stress disrupts our natural biological rhythms and can lead to unhealthy behaviors. Continue reading “Stress and your brain”

How Your Brain Works

One of the goals of this blog is to share some of the things we can do to keep our brain healthy as we age. Why do we need to do that? How does the brain work?

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I turned to How Stuff Works online:

Every animal you can think of — mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, amphibians — has a brain. But the human brain is unique. Although it’s not the largest, it gives us the power to speak, imagine and problem solve. It is truly an amazing organ. Continue reading “How Your Brain Works”

Brain Games on a Rainy Day

 

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[from funny-pictures.picphotos.net]

When I was a child, away from the watchful eyes of adults, I often played in the rain. My siblings and I made puddles in the mud, innocently leaving tracks to be discovered by our parents the following day. On rainy days when adults supervised us, we were consigned to doing extra schoolwork indoors, playing board games or at a minimum reading a book. Continue reading “Brain Games on a Rainy Day”

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