lazy-foods
lazy-foods
By Andy Ratana, 7:06 pm on August 2, 2018

Are you eating the same foods you always did, but feel as if you are dragging through the day? Food gives your body energy, but some foods sap energy and make you feel tired. These are the “lazy foods” we all love to eat. We get a quick boost of energy…

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self motivate
self motivate
By Andy Ratana, 7:05 pm on April 10, 2016

Self-motivation is key to healthy aging; we need motivation to maintain a healthy diet, exercise regularly and engage our brains by learning something new. A recent study shows that there may be ways we can train our brains to improve our self-motivation. Scientists know that neurons that are essential to motivation are located in an area of the brain known as the ventral tegmental area (VTA). This area is located deep in the middle of the brain and is involved in the reward and pleasure circuits. In a recent study published in the journal Neuron, scientists from Duke University asked people to activate their VTA by focusing on feelings of…

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