Brain Health

Fitness vs. Over Training

 

 

Your body isn’t getting any younger. That’s a good thing because if you weren’t getting any older you would have big problems. However nature and gravity are working to pull you back into the ground so you can push up the daisies. It’s a constant battle between you surviving and nature recycling you. The best way to fight nature is to stay healthy and strong. Strength comes from training, either from your activities of daily living that require physical strength that you use regularly, or from working out and training to be stronger.

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Surviving the Winter Blues

 

 

The northwest Rocky Mountains can be a challenge to endure if you are not overly excited about winter, the snow and cold, and dark gray days.  The mountains tend to be more like 6 seasons as opposed to 4.  We add falter between fall and winter, and sprinter between spring and winter.  Many who like the snow and enjoy spring skiing or elk hunter before full on winter appreciate the early and late snow, but for those who do not, it adds to the long months of winter. If the cold and snow is not your favorite thing but you are living here in Bozeman anyway, there are a few things that you can do to help survive the winter and not get depressed.

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Spice Up Summer!

As we fully embrace our Bozeman summer fun there are a couple of ways we can really spice up our diets for some amazing health benefits and also for some wonderful gustatory experiences too. Spices have been used throughout history for making food taste good and also for many health benefits. Learning to use spices and incorporating them into your cooking and your diet can be very beneficial for yours and your families health and can also help you to reduce the need for premade or prepackaged food that contain many artificial flavors and processed chemicals that are used to make food taste good but have health consequences associated with them like trans fats, MSG, high fructose corn syrup, preservatives, and excess sodium.

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Healthy summer Fun

 

As the days turn warmer and the threat of sprinter (spring/winter) snow showers diminish we look forward to those cherished summer days of fun in the sun here in southwest Montana! Summer fun includes camping, fishing, hiking, swimming, boating, BBQ, horseback riding, outdoor games, rodeo’s, parades and endless summer days. All the fun in the sun is great but we also want to make sure we stay healthy so we can enjoy the fun and not be sitting on the sidelines watching summer pass us by because we don’t feel well.

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Brain Sucking Zombies

Have you ever awoken from a deep sleep in a cold sweat in a dark room scared to death from a nightmare where a zombie was trying to eat your brain? Zombies are mythical creatures defined as the undead mindless corpses that want to feed on human flesh. Super scary right? Well as scary as these mythical creatures are in fantasyland it is becoming a reality that we have a pandemic of brain deterioration and the creation of a zombie mind state that is creating many social and economic problems in our country and our world.

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Improve Your Memory with Some Healthy Habits

Do you find yourself walking into a room and forgetting why you are there?  Constantly forgetting people’s names?  You are not alone.  Millions of Americans notice their minds are not as sharp as they once were.  This is not just another sign of “getting older”.  Like our bodies, our minds need exercise and proper nutrition for good health.

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Fall Asleep — Naturally

 The amount of rest you get could determine not just how well you live but also how long.  Who doesn’t welcome the sweet oblivion of a good night’s sleep?  Unfortunately, the reality is a decent night’s rest is increasingly hard to come by because of busy lives, stress, responsibilities, and distractions like TV, the internet, and cell phones.

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Brains on Fire

In our society we are facing many health challenges associated with our nervous system and brain health. We have seen exponential increases in children with ADD, ADHD, bipolar disorders, depression, anxiety, and autism just to name a few. These conditions are very taxing on families emotionally and financially as treatments involve long-term care and medication designed to manage the symptoms but not fix the nervous system and cure the disease.

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