Are Games Good for Your Brain?

Video games can be fun, even addictive – but are they good for you? Gaming involves both motor and cognitive skills.  A recent study of surgeons showed that video games improved fine motor skills.  In fact studies show that your … Continue reading

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Sleep Spindles – Just One More Reason to Sleep

If 8 hours seems like an impossible dream, read on to discover the brain benefits of sleep. Besides increasing alertness, sleep–particularly rapid eye movement (REM) sleep–is a great way for the brain to store new information in long-term memory.  The … Continue reading

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3 More Reasons to Walk

Walking is the most popular form of exercise.  No question, it’s great for heart health and weight management.  But walking has a number of other health benefits that will have you lacing up your sneakers and heading for the door. … Continue reading

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Searching for Brain Games

Have you been searching for some really good (and free) brain games?  The wait is over.  Our team at Brain Spade has spent two years looking at what’s available and how games match up with the latest in neuroscience.   Doctors … Continue reading

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Top 5 Brain Benefits of Eating Fish

Fish is not just good for our heart; fish is amazingly good for our brain.  Read on to discover the brain health benefits associated with consuming fish and fish oil. 1.      Salmon is high in Omega-3 fatty acids which help … Continue reading

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Preventive Health is the Smartest Thing

Although I find it hard to believe, it’s been 26 years since I graduated from nursing school.   That’s long enough to remember having to wear the little Dixie cup caps on our heads during training (mercifully discontinued by the time … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Boost Memory Function in Adults

“I’m concerned about my memory.” Perhaps you are walking into rooms and forgetting why you came.   Or maybe, you find words getting stuck on the tip of your tongue.  Whatever the frustration may be, there are things you can do … Continue reading

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Top 6 Health Benefits of Eating Dark Chocolate

Wondering if dark chocolate is good for you?  The answer is absolutely – in moderation.  Scientists have recently discovered many positive health benefits you can receive from eating this decadent treat. 1) Dark Chocolate Improves Blood Flow to the Brain. … Continue reading

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List of 2013 Golden Globe Winners and Emotional Intelligence

Celebrities are often considered to be charismatic creatures with big personalities and an uncanny knack for empathizing with the characters they play.  Emotional intelligence factors into this equation too – self-awareness is fundamental to charisma and acting.   We’ve ranked this … Continue reading

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The Fork versus The Treadmill

When time is short… it can be tempting to skip working out.  We don’t have time. We get bored with the same exercise program. An unexpected event happens, and we’re left feeling drained. Sound familiar? When faced with these scenarios … Continue reading

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