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10 tips for a healthy brain

What can we do every day to keep our brains healthy?

According to this article on the Lifehack.org blog, we should:

  1. take a nap
  2. do something creative just before going to bed
  3. focus on one task at a time
  4. do cardio and exercises
  5. write on a real piece of paper
  6. take a multi-vitamin daily
  7. learn a new language
  8. play “Words with friends”
  9. meditate
  10. be optimistic.

Read the article to understand why these points are so important.

Are chili (or chilli) peppers on your menu?

Listen to this 60-second podcast (link to: scientificamerican.com) – or read the transcript on the site – to find out the benefits of eating spicy food.

How a family learned to unplug from technology once a week

In this video (link to: YouTube.com), Tiffany Shlain explains how living in today’s over-connected world has led her family to unplug for one full day every week. Her family calls them their “Technology Shabbats,” and they’ve been doing it every week for over three years. Their lives have changed completely! Could this video inspire you to do something similar?

40 short and sweet ways to relax

Read this article on 40 ways to relax in 5 minutes or less (link to: greatist.com) to get some new ideas on what you can do to unwind. What are you going to try out? My all-time favourite is going out for a quick walk or jumping on my mini-trampoline. But planning a holiday doesn’t sound like a badContinue Reading

How to improve your sleep, energy and productivity

According to fitness coach Craig Ballantyne, we just need to follow a simple 10-3-2-1-0 formula if we’re looking to improve our productivity. 10 hours before bed: No more caffeine 3 hours before bed: No more food or alcohol 2 hours before bed: No more work 1 hour before bed: No more screen time 0: The number of timesContinue Reading

How to stand up more

We know that we all probably spend too much time sitting rather than standing and moving around. But what can we do standing up? We can find some nice ideas in this BBC article here. My favourites? We could use a Segway to move around, organise stand-up meetings and stand up when speaking in front of a group.

Would you be relaxed in a situation like this?

To launch a new product, Nivea put airport passengers in an unexpected and extremely stressful situation. Would you pass this stress test?  

Let’s keep fit

What do you think about these innovative devices that are supposed to help you burn more calories at work? I think the Hovr and S’well both look like a good idea. But I wouldn’t want to give the Cold Shoulder a try, would you?

Disconnecting

We’ve spoken about this before, but you might like to hear it again from someone else. Listen to Eliot Weissbluth explain why it’s important to disconnect and what he does.

Unplugging

What do you do to relax and clear your mind? Listen to what these entrepreneurs do (link to: inc.com). Please note: “to unplug” means “to step away from your computer”, “to disconnect”.