Today’s Solutions: May 25, 2024

Coffee vs. tea: which caffeine

Coffee vs. tea: which caffeine source reigns supreme for health and vitality?

For many people, coffee is more than simply a morning habit; it's an integral component of their daily lives. But is this really the best method to get your caffeine fix? Dr. Kaustubh Dabhadkar, a preventive cardiologist from Charlotte, North Carolina, sheds light on the subject, showing the Read More...

The undeniable brain-boosting

The undeniable brain-boosting power of hands-on activities

The human hand is a natural masterpiece, capable of delicate movements and exquisite manipulation that no other species on Earth can match. However, modern life is increasingly focused on basic actions such as tapping screens and pushing buttons, which distances us from sophisticated hand Read More...

Video games

Playing video games benefit key regions of the brain

A recent study from Georgia State University found that sensorimotor decision-making skills were superior in regular video game players to those that didn’t play video games.  Gaming in the name of health “Video games are played by the overwhelming majority of our youth for more than three Read More...

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3 routine tips for a healthy brain

Let's take a look into the health of the organ responsible for our thoughts, movements, and consciousness. So, how do we take care of our body’s most vital component? The brain is a circadian organ - meaning it follows a natural biological clock - therefore it makes sense that maintaining a Read More...

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Spending time in greenery reduces the risk of dementia

Here at The Optimist Daily, we’ve always emphasized how important nature and greenery are for your health. With luscious vegetation comes a whole range of mental benefits such as improved cognition in children and boosted happiness. A recent study from Boston University confirms just this. The Read More...

Four foods that can reduce ris

Four foods that can reduce risk of neurodegeneration

Medical researchers are still searching for the cause, and a cure, for Alzheimer's and other causes of dementia. There is no certain way to avoid it, however, scientists have found correlations between certain diets and decreased likelihood of neurocognitive decline. Two particular diets — the Read More...

Cold-pressed olive oil

5 health reasons to use cold-pressed olive oil

Olive oil is one of the oldest staples of cooking, having been used for thousands of years, especially in Mediterranean diets. It’s a delicious and versatile tool to use in making our meals or in just quickly dressing a salad, and it is wonderfully healthy.  Olives are very rich in nutrients. Read More...

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7 habits to promote brain health

Good brain health is essential for a long and healthy life, so it's important to actively maintain it. Here are seven habits to integrate into your life that are sure to boost brain health. Stay well-rested. Sleep allows your organs to slow down, and your body to go into “rest mode.” While Read More...

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How vitamin D promotes brain health and better moods

Recently, vitamin D has been a hot topic for The Optimist Daily. We’ve shared a lot of stories about this important vitamin, from how to figure out if your body needs more of it (spoiler: it probably does!) to debunking common myths about it.  So far, we’ve focused a lot on how vitamin D Read More...

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5 brain types and what make them happy, according to a neuroscientist

Over the past couple of years, there have been perceptible shifts in our collective vision of what our lives should look like. The Pandemic has exposed the weak points in our current systems and the inequities they perpetuate, causing us to seriously reconsider the track that we’re on.  There Read More...