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    Break Up With Bad Habits To Reach Your 2020 Resolutions

    Article at a glance Habits are anything that we routinely do without thinking about it. Just like negative habits can be “wired” into our brains, the brain can be “rewired” for healthy habits as well. To successfully eliminate a bad habit, you need to replace it with a good habit that provides a similar reward. New Year’s Resolutions, so easy to make, but for many, difficult to keep. Despite all of our good intentions every January, many of us struggle to keep these promises for a full month (let alone a full year). The average person makes the same resolution  10 times over without success. So, what’s standing in between so many of us and our elusive goals? Bad h...

    Five Ways Physical Activity Can Positively Affect Your Brain

    Article at a glance Many benefits of exercise are already well known, yet only one out of every five adults in the U.S. achieve the recommended amount. With emerging research on brain function and neuroplasticity, exercise is proving to be a powerful tool for enhancement of cognitive function and prevention of cognitive decay long term. Exercise can upregulate neuroplasticity through increasing neurotrophic signaling, upregulating neurogenesis, reducing inflammation, mitigating the stress response, and increasing antioxidant activity.  Exercise can do more than slimming your waistline. It can benefit your brain. You may already know that exercise is good for you,...
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