Tag Archive for health

Tis the season…

During the seasonal celebrations I think it can be wise to reflect a bit about life – to improve our brain health. One way to attempt this is by asking yourself what you are thankful for? Here are just a few examples of what I am thankful for (including the mundane). Family and Friends: I…

45 minutes of vigorous exercise 6 days a week 52 weeks a year to increase your survival rate.

Image via Wikipedia Yesterday, I wrote a piece about a recent paper that found that runners had a higher survival rate and a lower rate of disability as they aged compared to non-runners. While I had a few problems with the study in the end I agreed with the authors conclusions (mainly a problem of…

Heart rate variability: health predictor and what you can do about it.

Low heart rate variability (HRV) s associated with reduced lifespan, cardiovascular diseases (CVD), diabetes, several mental health diseases and a growing list of other conditions I will cover in this post. For a more thorough background check out my two previous posts: heart measurements for your health , what heart rate measurements can tell you…

Personal health measurements

No matter what suggestions I make to try to improve your body and mental health (or the many other good sources of information and inspiration) it is nice to get some feedback on if your health is improving. You can use your subjective measurement of how you feel – which might be the most important,…