¡Como aumentar el uso de tu cerebro con solo respirar! (por Brenda Garcia)

¿Sabías que 40 por ciento de la energía de tu cuerpo se usa para tu cerebro? Ya sabemos que sin oxígeno, no podemos existir. ¿Pero sabias que “como” respiras o usas el oxígeno puede hacer una diferencia en tu “I.Q” y energía? Básicamente, una tercera de oxigeno se usa solo para el cerebro.
Comida, agua y aire es el “gasolina” que necesitamos simplemente para vivir; pero también, el oxigeno.
Investigadores dicen que lo mas oxigeno que le das a tu cerebro, sería lo mejor para sus funciones (pero asegúrense que no estás respirando aire que está contaminado—especialmente los fumadores).
Los científicos y un especialista, Dr. Chang, también dicen que, “aumentando el flujo de oxígeno en el cerebro activa áreas del cerebro que están inactivos por falta de flujo de sangre. Por lo tanto, también disminuye la matriz constante fuera de las células del cerebro. ‘¡El adulto promedio pierde alrededor de 35.000 neuronas por día!’” Dr. Chang.breathing_techniques

 

Tags: Blood Pressure, Brain, Exercise,  Health

Los videojuegos también son para personas de la tercera edad

LUISA FABIOLA GONZALEZ

EL NUEVO SOL

Según estudios realizados por la universidad estatal del Norte de Carolina  los videojuegos pueden ayudar a las personas mayores permanecer más saludable emocionalmente y físicamente.

Este nuevo estudio observó a 140 adultos de 63 años o más – la edad promedio de 77 – y los investigadores analizaron la frecuencia con la que jugaron los juegos de video, y hicieron preguntas acerca de su condición social y bienestar emocional. Sesenta por ciento de los participantes dijeron que jugaban videojuegos, al menos ocasionalmente. El treinta y cinco por ciento del grupo eran jugadores regulares, es decir, que jugó más de una vez a la semana.

Las personas mayores de edad que hicieron el experimento dijeron haber  tenido mejor sentido de bienestar emocional.

Para ver más sobre algunos videojuegos que pueden jugar hagan clic.

Tips On How To Focus On The Task At Hand

I am the worst when it comes to good time management. I procrastinate so badly, I have paid visits to therapists over the years to learn different techniques to improve my organizational skills. What ends up happening to me is that I rush to do a lot of work in a short amount of time. Of course, the end result is almost always negatively affected, and I know I need to change my ways, but trust me when I say it’s hella difficult.

Entrepreneur.com posted a list Monday of five things people can do to get the most out of their brains. And no, waiting until the last minute to do things and then hastily doing a week’s worth of work in one night isn’t on the list. They have listed five tips people can use to learn how to focus better and use their brain more efficiently.

1. Start your day with mind-calming activities

I do this. I watch some TV in the morning or do a crossword puzzle. You just need to give your brain some time to get revved up; you can’t just start the engine as soon as you open your eyes and go 100 MPH. My problem is I spend too much time doing this and don’t get my work fast enough. That leads into the next tip … .

2. Schedule “do not disturb” time

I read this as don’t schedule a specific hour to do work and then only do work for that hour. It’s more about how you should set a time to work on a task and stick to it. Do what needs to be done, but make sure you take it one task at a time or else you will be putting way too much stress on your brain.

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The Man Who Could Hear His Eyes Moving

The human body is a marvelous yet weird structure.

Right now, you’re looking at a computer, perhaps feeling the breeze through an open window or tasting that freshly brewed coffee. You are reading these words while your brain processes about 100 million instructions per second, keeping the actions that keep you sensing, breathing, beating, living on track.

Now, can you imagine hearing some of those involuntary movements for every minute of every day for 10 years?

A Massachusetts man named Manny Pavao can, because he did.

Pavao, 44, could hear his heart beating loudly.

He could hear his eyes moving — he said it sounded like “rubbing sandpaper on a piece of wood back and forth.”

He could hear each footstep boom as he walked on pavement.

“Talking, it was as if I was talking through a speaker that was blown out,” Pavao said.

Doctors couldn’t explain what was going on with Manny for years, not until they recently determined that he was experiencing superior canal dehiscence syndrome, which was caused by a microscopic hole in the bone that separates the inner ear from the brain. According to Dr. Daniel Lee, who performed the four-hour long surgery on Sept. 11 to correct to the defect, it’s common that what Pavao had gets initially missed because it resembles many more ordinary conditions of the ear, such as allergies.

After the hole was filled with Pavao’s own tissue, he awoke from surgery to a beautiful sound, the sound of relative quiet.

“It wasn’t until the next day when I started walking and I just stopped in the middle of the corridor, and I think I broke down. I says, ‘I can’t hear my footsteps,'” Pavao said.

“After a decade of daily aggravation. I’m looking forward to the second phase of my life.”

The human body. It’s a strange deal, yo.

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