Monthly Archives: January 2019

Youthfulness begins in the brain

Youthfulness begins in the brain Neuroscientists Norman Doidge and Michael Merzenich recommend keeping the brain young by forcing it to grow new neurons. Recently I was talking to a man of my age who said he was feeling old. He said he didn’t really want to go out much at night, preferring to stay home and watch TV, or Netflix and equiv...

Seven painful side-effects from overdoing exercise

Seven painful side-effects from overdoing exercise Even yoga can bring on painful injuries. Is your high-intensity workout giving you headaches? Do you have Spinning foot? Then you’re not alone. As more of us acquire a gym habit, we’re seeing a new wave of unwanted side-effects that go beyond the common muscle tears and strains. In so...

Stay active to keep chronic low back pain at bay

Stay active to keep chronic low back pain at bay Last year, 245.9 million new cases of low-back pain emerged around the world. It is often trivialised, made out to be only a part of life, certainly nothing to bang on about. But low back pain has been one of the leading causes of disability globally for nearly three decades. Last year alo...