What is cognitive reserve?

What is cognitive reserve?

An important concept that is crucial to the understanding of cognitive health is known as cognitive reserve. You can think of cognitive reserve as your brain's ability to improvise and find alternate ways of getting a job done.

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Research shows why mums and dads should feel good about their children crying when they leave them with strangers...

Research shows why mums and dads should feel good about their children crying when they leave them with strangers...

We all need to leave our children at some point in their early development. No denying, it can be very distressing for both chid and parent, and when this happens, we wish that we could leave the room without them crying and they could just play happily until we return. Sounds good. However, if your child cries when you leave and is showing signs of distress, paradoxically, you should be rather happy.

Why?

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Worrying research points to a crisis situation - quarter of 14-year-old girls 'have signs of depression'

Worrying research points to a crisis situation - quarter of 14-year-old girls 'have signs of depression'

A quarter of girls and nearly one in 10 boys show signs of depression at the age of 14, say UK researchers. The government-funded study of over 10,000 young people looked at how many experienced the signs of depression not a clinical diagnosis of one.

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Parenting in real life...

Parenting in real life...

Before becoming parents, we all have a view of how we will raise our children, what we will do and won’t ever do in situations, and how we will shape their little lives, so they can be happy, healthy and can live a fulfilling life they desire. Then something happens...

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Confidence - research shows independent schools' focus on mental toughness

Confidence - research shows independent schools' focus on mental toughness

Pupils in independent schools are controlled, committed, confident and like a challenge, new research into soft skills and mental toughness reveals.

Pupil confidence high as research shows independent schools' focus on mental toughness Findings to enable schools to target and boost pupil wellbeing

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Your brain loves exercise!! Here is why..

Your brain loves exercise!! Here is why..

The truth is - your brain loves the gym!! A new study shows this once again.

The best part of the news is that it only takes a bit of your time every week to achieve this level of fitness.

Want to know how much exercise can get you all the health benefits?

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Research shows why reformer pilates can do more for you than you think especially after not training for a few weeks....

Research shows why reformer pilates can do more for you than you think especially after not training for a few weeks....

Even after 4 weeks of not training (which was for most of us over the Christmas period) taking up Reformer Pilates, can make significant changes in more ways than you think.  

A study showed that women who participated in Reformer Pilates classes after 4 weeks of no physical exercise, had significant increases in muscle mass, corrected arm and body composition. And it also it helps people with chronic lower back pain.  Pilates showed significant improvement in pain relief and functional enhancement too. 

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What Science Really Says about Spanking

What Science Really Says about Spanking

To spank or not to spank? Experts argue that this form of punishment—hitting a child on the bottom with an open hand—increases the risk that kids will develop emotional and behavioural problems including increased aggression, behavioural and mental health problems, and reduced cognitive ability and self-esteem.

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Yoga - the surprising benefits revealed

Yoga - the surprising benefits revealed

A recent review of the literature in Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice suggests that yoga may change brain waves as well as structure. A group of researchers analysed fifteen studies examining the effects of yoga on brain waves as well as structural changes in brain activation following participating in yoga postures (asana), breathing exercises (pranayama), and meditation-based yoga. 

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Soaring level of depression amongst our youngsters - they are just not good enough!

Soaring level of depression amongst our youngsters - they are just not good enough!

Why are more and more of our children burdened with self-harming tendencies, eating disorders, depression, drugs and various addictions? Why do they finish school and have no direction, no drive, and no self-confidence?

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