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A layoff results in aerobic deconditioning what about the brain?

I have previously written a few times about how quickly deconditioning of aerobic fitness occurs after an exercise layoff (see here and here), but what about brain health? I have a perfect reason for writing this new piece because with my recent travel schedule (multiple cities, multiple meetings, etc), busy conferences, and maybe an extra…

How old are your arteries ?

How healthy are your arteries that supply the blood to your brain (carotid arteries)? Your brain health is influenced by getting an adequate blood supply. What do you think happens to your brain health if it is not getting sufficient blood supply due to blocked unhealthy arteries? A frightening new study (abstract published at the…

Life geniuses

Some might argue that genius can not be broken down into categories; musical, mathematical, writing, etc. However, it appears an equal number would argue that these (and more) categories exist. Sure, there are some very rare individuals that are geniuses in more than one category (though we seem to see less of these in our…