Movement and (Mental) Longevity – Cognitive and Emotional

I’ve talked a lot of the benefits or stillness (both physical and mental) in the past. However, being sedentary for too long has detrimental effects.
On the flip side, movement can also be used to benefit the mind, like improving mood, memory, and attention.

Beating Stress, Anxiety and Depression by Inhibiting Substance P

Social isolation that goes too long is associated with this molecule of Tachykinin in everything from flies to humans. It makes us more irritable, fearful, paranoid, and impairs our immune system. Tachykinin is like this internal punishment signal. It’s like our body and our brain telling us, “You’re not spending enough time with people that you really trust.Continue reading “Beating Stress, Anxiety and Depression by Inhibiting Substance P”

Looking Inward (To Serotonin) and Beating Dopamine Addiction

There is a common misconception among the general public that dopamine is the pleasure and reward hormone. And while it is true that it plays an essential role in the reward system (instant gratification), a group of brain processes that control motivation, desire and cravings, it is actually more complicated than that. To be precise,Continue reading “Looking Inward (To Serotonin) and Beating Dopamine Addiction”

The Power of Routine

New Year’s resolutions are somewhat of a joke. It’s estimated that over three quarters of participants fail and lose their resolve by February, which is part of the reason why I never make them. I’m a firm believer that it takes conviction to make or break a good habit, not imaginary numbers or pages on a calendar.Continue reading “The Power of Routine”