From the advances in neuroscience published in Theforbiz.com, we extracted 8 useful tips to maintain a healthy menstruation. Take note!

1. Avoid obesity

A study by Paul Thompson, a researcher at the University of California, suggests that obesity can reduce the size of the brain in the elderly, making them more vulnerable to dementia.

2. Read Kafka

Read Franz Kafka, for example the story of A rural doctor, stimulates our neurons and “encourages us to learn new brain patterns, to develop a greater capacity for learning,” according to a recent study by the University of British Columbia and the University of California .

3. Better in a couple

Being married or living as a couple reduces the risk of suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s by aging by 50 percent, according to a study by Swiss and Finnish scientists and published in the prestigious British Medical Journal.

4. Train for multitasking

The ability to do several things at once efficiently is “limited by the speed at which our prefrontal cortex processes information,” says Paul E. Duz, a researcher at Vanderbilt University and co-author of the study. The good news is that that ability can be trained.

5. Turn off the television

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have found that watching television before bedtime often generates sleep debts, which increase the risk of falling ill.

6. Meditate

If we want to develop bigger muscles and stronger bones, there are hundreds of exercises and dietary supplements that help us achieve our goal. But what happens if what we intend is to increase the size of our brain? Scientists from the University of California (UCLA) demonstrated last spring that it is also possible to resort to meditation.

7. Join a group

A football team, a reading club, a rock band, … Being part of a social group can reduce the risk of heart attack and dementia, according to researchers from the Australian universities of Exeter and Queensland.

8. Scribble

Filling a scribbling paper is not a waste of time or a distraction. On the contrary, it favors mental concentration and stimulates memory, according to a study by the University of Plymouth published in the journal Applied Cognitive Psychology.

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