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Why Exercise Should be Part of Your Retirement Plan

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The symptoms of ADHD affect our attention, memory, and executive functioning. These symptoms may become worse as we reach retirement age. Scientists are still researching exactly what brain changes cause executive function to decline in old age.  However, studies do indicate that consistent exercise can help us delay this decline. A recent report by Medical News Today reviews…

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How School Stress Negatively Affects Your Child’s Brain – What you can do to help

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How School Stress Negatively Affects Your Child's BrainWhat You Can Do to Help Stress is defined by the American Psychological Association as; any uncomfortable "emotional experience accompanied by predictable biochemical, physiological and behavioral changes. Some stress can be beneficial for our well being; however, when stressors become chronic this is when it can affect our health.” Chronic…

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Sugar and the Teenage Brain

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Sugar & the Teenage Brain Refined sugar causes cognitive deficits & memory loss. + Tips to help your teenager (and you) eat less sugar Adolescents are the greatest consumers of high-energy, sugary junk foods and sweetened drinks. This is a concern as studies have shown that a high sugar diet can have many negative effects…

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Binge Eating & ADHD – There is a connection

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Binge Eating & ADHD There is a connection A recent study performed by researchers in the UK from the University of Birmingham found that ADHD symptoms have a direct relationship to both binge and restrictive eating. “The inattentive symptoms of ADHD were associated with decreased awareness of internal signals of hunger and satiety, and in…

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Healthy Breakfast for the Brain.

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Healthy Breakfast for the Brain! “If you don’t eat properly, you can become distracted, impulsive, and restless,” says Ned Hallowell, M.D. We have all heard it many times - Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. This is especially true for people with ADHD. “If you don’t eat properly, you can become distracted,…

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