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A Gym For Your Brain? UMiami Debuts BrainHQ — So That Your Noggin Can Lift Weights, Too [News]

Posted by on May 1, 2014 in Health It UP, Mental & Cognition

Don’t neglect one of the most important parts of the body — your brain. Challenging cognitive function is just as important as your quads, abs, or biceps. A new program from UMiami could be the perfect workout to boost your brainpower.

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What The Heck Are Nootropics, And Could They Unlock Cognitive Function, Clarity, And Motivation?

Posted by on Apr 18, 2014 in Brain & Mental, Diet It UP, Featured Article, Health It UP, Mental & Cognition, Nutrition 101, Nutrition Science, Supp It UP

If you’ve seen Limitless with Bradley Cooper, or ever had caffeine, you already know about nootropics. They’re a group of smart drugs that could boost brainpower, focus, motivation, and memory — and they could be the key to maximizing your workouts.

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[News] Selfie Addiction: The Dangers In Chasing The “Perfect Photo”

Posted by on Mar 31, 2014 in Health It UP, Mental & Cognition, News

Addicted to selfies? Psychiatrists are now linking various mental conditions, such as addiction, OCD, and Body Dysmorphic Disorder to obsessive selfie-taking behaviors.

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[Study] Could A Unique Protein Reduce The Development Of Alzheimer’s?

Posted by on Mar 27, 2014 in Disease, Health It UP, Mental & Cognition, News, Study

Every 67 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s disease. A newly discovered protein could help us better understand the disease and lead to a potential treatment.

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5 Powerful Reasons Why You Should Do More Yoga (Beyond Flexibility)

Posted by on Feb 27, 2014 in Burn It UP, Mental & Cognition, Yoga

Looking for a new and exciting way to workout? Explore the possibilities and benefits of yoga. Here are 5 powerful reasons to give it a shot and bake it into your weekly fitness practice.

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The Science Behind ‘Getting In The Zone’ For Your Workout

Posted by on Jan 20, 2014 in Health It UP, Mental & Cognition

You’ve been in the zone before and athletes talk about it all the time, but few actually know what’s going on inside of their noggins. Here’s what’s REALLY happening and how to apply it to your workout.

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Step Off The Scale — Use Smarter Data To Better Track Fat Loss, Muscle Gain And Body Composition

Posted by on Dec 23, 2013 in Burn It UP, Featured Article, Health It UP, Mental & Cognition, Misc., Tools

Exercise and diet isn’t about losing weight — it’s about changing body composition. Start focusing on the numbers that matter, not the number projected by the scale.

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5 Surprising Benefits of Meditation That Can Boost Your Health & Improve Longevity

Posted by on Nov 13, 2013 in Health It UP, Mental & Cognition

Meditation helps you stay centered and calm, but the ancient practice can do more than promote inner peace. Not sold? These hidden benefits will give you five new reasons to sit with yourself and your thoughts and meditate — every day.

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Food For Thought — Here’s Why Exercise Can Help You Think Sharper; More Creatively

Posted by on Jun 25, 2013 in Exercise Science, Health It UP, Mental & Cognition

If you’re in dire need of sharp focus, explosive creativity, or enhanced memory, exercise may provide the perfect surge to get your mental juices churning. We dive into the science behind the addictive phenomenon and why working out may literally be powerful food for thought.

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