Do The Words You Hear Affect Your Health?

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Research shows that ‘cues’ in our environment, and the words we hear, ‘prime’ us to behave in a certain way. We are not consciously aware of them, and so instead of being ‘mindful’ about their potential effects we respond to the primes ‘mindlessly’. (There is a solution though, and so read on). For example, in…

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Walking can improve your memory

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In our brain we have something called the hippocampus, which deals mainly with memory, and it shrinks 1-2% a year in older adults, leading to impaired memory and increased risk for dementia; but we now know that this is not inevitable! A recent study of adults between the ages of 55 and 80 years, who…

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