Strengthen your body and mind: women and Alzheimer’s

Strengthen your body and mind: women and Alzheimer’s

Did you know that two-thirds of people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease are women? And that we don’t know why? Maria Shriver founded The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement™, a global alliance, to help find out. This month I participated in her annual Move for Minds event, a day focused on the mind/body connection and raising funds to wipe out Alzheimer’s. As Maria says, “Women are at the epicenter of the Alzheimer’s crisis. That’s why we must be at the heart of the solution.”
 

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How to discover Who You Are

How to discover Who You Are

Who we are is always being reflected back to us in our interactions with others. We are only capable of seeing love in another if we experience that love in ourselves first. And the same goes for fear, anger, hatred, and judgement. Every person we meet is always evoking something within us. What we are seeing in the other is what is in us. Life is about projection and reflection. Our judgments of others are what is inside us.

 

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Seven Keys to Unlock Your Brain Power this Spring

Seven Keys to Unlock Your Brain Power this Spring

According to Maharishi Ayurveda, there are three equally important aspects to mental performance: dhi — learning and comprehension, governed by Vata dosha; dhriti — processing and retention of knowledge, the realm of Pitta dosha; and smriti — memory or recall, controlled by Kapha dosha.

 

For the best mental performance and realization of the fullest mental potential, each of these three factors individually needs to be at its peak, and, more important, the coordination among the three factors also needs to be optimal. Ayurveda recommends paying attention to the three fundamental pillars of good health — diet, sleep and lifestyle — to achieve this state of mental wholeness and balance.

 

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1 in 5 women experience mental health issues in pregnancy

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In a study of 2300 women conducted by the Royal College of Obstetricians in England over 5 years has found that 20% of women experience mental health issues during pregnancy and within one year of giving birth. The vast majority of these women had experienced no signs of mental health challenges before becoming pregnant.

 

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Boosting Mental Performance

Boosting Mental Performance

Here are some ways to boost your mental performance. As we age we tend to lose mental capacity and there are ways to limit the mental deterioration that comes with age.

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Lower your risk of Alzheimer’s

Lower your risk of Alzheimer’s

There are ways to support your brain and body to lower your risk of getting Alzheimer’s or experiencing cognitive decline.

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Un-loveability And Overcoming Depression

Un-loveability And Overcoming Depression

Most of us go through life with bouts of sadness or depression, but it doesn’t dominate.

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Optimal Cognitive Functioning

Optimal Cognitive Functioning

My parents did the crossword puzzle every day in the local newspaper. They were convinced that it would keep their minds sharp.

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Memory: Why I can't remember

Memory: Why I can't remember

Why is it that we can go through a busy day and remember very little of it and, over time, recall practically nothing?

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Dementia Risk Rises the Closer you live to traffic

Dementia Risk Rises the Closer you live to traffic

There is a greater risk of getting dementia if you live on a street with heavy traffic.

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