Reading is exercise for the brain

Reading is good exercise for your brain, according to the results of a study at Stanford. Literary scholar Natalie Phillips led a team in a study exploring the relationship between reading, attention and distraction. The team examined blood flow in the brains of subjects as they read passages from Jane Austen's "Mansfield Park" while inside… Continue reading Reading is exercise for the brain


Is yoga enough?

I've often wondered if I could get by with doing yoga and only yoga as exercise. Yoga teacher friends have told me this over the years, but I have remained sceptical, unsure how yoga would provide the aerobic benefits of jogging. So I decided to do a little digging.   The Yoga Journal refers to… Continue reading Is yoga enough?


Walking reduces risk of premature death

In a review of studies about exercise and mortality Dr. Timothy Church, Professor of Preventative Medicine at Pennington Biomedical Research Center at Louisiana State University, found that brisk walking for 30 minutes five times a week reduced a sedentary person’s risk of dying prematurely from any cause by nearly 20 percent. As a lover of walking… Continue reading Walking reduces risk of premature death

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Technology comes to aid of stroke patients

Stroke patients have a wide range of disabilities and recovery of physical movement can often take many months or years. Until recently products enabling home based rehabilitation didn't exist, but now two devices may offer people the opportunity to take their recovery into their own hands...and feet.Nintendo's WeHab is a new platform from the University… Continue reading Technology comes to aid of stroke patients