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Here’s What I Found when I Unplugged

Here’s What I Found when I Unplugged

Equipped with a fitness watch, yoga mat and new running shoes, I downloaded a running app as Step One into the physical fitness world. I also began each morning with at least three sun salutations and a chapter of Deepak Chopra’s ‘Seven Spiritual Laws of Success’.

As a cognitive boot camp, I signed up for a course with a business school, began writing in the evenings and took up Jim Kwik’s advice to read a book a week.

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Do Cold Showers Really Have a Health Benefit?

Do Cold Showers Really Have a Health Benefit?

I felt the icy water bled into every inch of my scalp, excruciatingly covering the entire circumference of my head. It followed with an agonizing trickle down the back of my neck, along my spine, jarring my body into a frozen spasm. Time stood still. I wondered how I had found myself at the hands of such a torturous act, a deliberate infliction of intense suffering.

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Learn Something New Every Day for You and Your Brain Health

Learn Something New Every Day for You and Your Brain Health

As I watch my parents and their friends not only grow older but live longer, I cannot help but feel that I need to be doing more for my brain health. According to Dementia Care Central, other than diet, exercise and socialising, mental exercises are key. But what can I do at 48 to exercise my brain? I can barely remember what I ate for dinner last night! Am I now expected to study a new language or take up chess?

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Surprisingly Easy Ways To Read One Book A Week

Surprisingly Easy Ways To Read One Book A Week

I sadly only got to experience later in life how enthralling, consuming and insightful a great book can be. Doctors and specialists repeatedly highlight the importance of reading to prevent the onset of dementia and similar diseases. I am a big fan of Jim Kwik, so I decided to follow his reading tips.

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