Tuesday July 17, 2018

Yoga and these 5 Foods Prevent from Alzheimer’s & Will Boost your Memory

Alzheimer a progressive disorder that causes serious memory loss and causes death and it affects more than 10 million cases per year in India

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  • Alzheimer is a progressive cognitive disorder that destroys memory and other important mental function
  • In the initial stage memory loss is mild but with the time it gets worse and also causes death
  • There is no current cure for this but studies show certain yoga postures and natural foods can prevent from dementia and memory loss

July 28, 2017: Today, in the modern era memory loss is growing rapidly not only in the elderly man and women but in children too. Memory loss preceded to Alzheimer’s disease.

Alzheimer is the most common form of dementia, that is used for memory loss.  There are common traits at the first stage of disease memory loss is mild like, now in this lifestyle, everyone is finding their self-forgetting appointments, important works, and dates, and other things, remembering faces but not names. As a result, it further leads to forgetting conversations, and respond to their particular environment.

Alzheimer is the sixth leading cause of death in the US. And more than 10 million causes per year (India). After this disease, a patient only can survive for an average of eight years.

According to a study organized by a group of scientists, according to the age, the body changes its shape and starts working at a slow pace. Similarly, our brain also seems to change its shape and starts working in different ways, in which the person gets affected by dementia and Alzheimer’s.

Until a few years ago, this memory deficiency and illness were common among the elderly people who were over 40 but now it is happening to people of all ages.

Currently no definite treatment is possible, but scientists and doctors are researching. And also what we know today, about ninety percent of Alzheimer’s has been discovered in the only last 15 years.

But here you do not need to worry, you can give your memory a power boost at any age that also naturally. With the help of yoga and natural foods.

“While practicing yoga, you focus on your breathing and are completely aware of your postures.” said by author Neha Gothe, at the University of Illinois.

According to Kristine kaoverii Weber, founder of Subtle Yoga  “yoga postures seem to affect the way of thinking and reduces anxiety, stress, and it also leads to better cognitive performance.” 

A research suggests that if you have practiced yoga for a long time, then you automatically tend to use of your left forebrain. There is more “gray matter” in the left forebrain and therefore, it is a reason, why positive thinking gets affected. Yoga stimulates the left forebrain and helps one to create positive and happy thoughts which in result magnifies your memory and concentration power.

Yoga Postures Which Will Improve Your Memory & Prevent You From Alzheimer:

According to study conducted by Thomas Jefferson medical college in Philadelphia and the yoga research society, there are approximately 100 billion neurons works in brain actively and most are influenced by seretonin hormone. And yoga helps the brain release serotonin naturally.

A 50 minute yoga session performed for 7 days which includes these postures will significantly reduce the cortisol level that prevents you from Alzheimer (or prevent your brain from the pressure of anxiety and stress).

  • Padmasana: This Yoga posture will prevent you from alzheimer

Padmasana also known as Lotus Position:  is a cross-legged sitting asana originating in meditative practices of ancient India, in which the feet are placed on the opposing thighs. It is an asana, commonly used for meditation in the Yoga.

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  • Padahastasana: This Yoga posture will prevent you from alzheimer

    Padahastana:This Yoga posture will prevent you from alzheimer
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    Padahastasana or the Hand Under Foot pose is a ‘forward bend asana’. … Padahastasana strengthens the muscles of the limbs as well as the core and promotes good form which is why it is one of the most commonly recommended yoga postures for people who are interested in overall fitness and muscle flexibility.

  • Sarvangasana:This Yoga posture will prevent you from alzheimer.

    Sarvangasana or shoulder stand is a yoga pose wherein the whole body is balanced on the shoulders. It is also a part of the Padma Sadhana yoga sequence.

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  • Paschimottanasana: This Yoga posture will prevent you from alzheimer

Paschimottanasana is known as ( Seated Forward Bend Pose). Helps in  Alzheimer & boost memory. Try to touch your head to your both knees as shown in above image.

 Paschimottanasana is known as ( Seated Forward Bend Pose)

  • Tadasana: This Yoga posture will prevent you from alzheimer

    Tadasana yoga posture will prevent from alzheimer
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Feed your brain & boost your memory

 There are 5 foods that prevent Alzheimer and boost your memory too. 

1. Omega- 3 fatty acids

Daily contain omega 3 s in your diet it can less 26% risk of having a brain disorder that causes Alzheimer.

Omega 3 s is a fatty acid that helps brain to stay in its original shape. For getting omega fatty acids you can add fish (salmon, herring, or White tuna), flax seeds, olive oil once a week in your diet.

2. Curry powder : Will prevent you from alzheimer

Curry is used extensively in Indian food and in some other countries too. Research shows, the incidence of Alzheimer’s is lower in these places than western nations.

A prime ingredient in Curry powder is turmeric. In turmeric, there is a chemical compound curcumin found that helps the brain to intake a high amount of oxygen that regulate the balance of blood circulation in the brain. Studies have shown that, people who consumed the highest amount of curried foods have better brain activity, and concentration power.

3. Green, leafy vegetables: can cure Alzheimer

According to new research, getting regular green, leafy vegetables like- spinach, broccoli, kale, Swiss chard can help keep dementia away. Those who ate green leafy vegetables at one or twice a day have less mental disorders and deterioration than those who ate no vegetables. Green leafy vegetables loaded with vitamin A and K those helps in higher verbal episodic memory performance.

4. Avocados can also cure alzheimer

This fruit is a green powerhouse and is loaded with monosaturated fats or the “good” kind, keeping blood sugar levels steady and it contains both vitamin A and folate. Avocados help prevent blood clots in the brain as well as help improve cognitive function, especially both memory and concentration.

5. Walnuts Boosts Memory.

The shape of the walnuts is exactly like the brain, then by eating nut, the inactivity of the brain ends and the brain can help with the formation of strong and new cells. Just munching on a few walnuts a day can improve your cognitive health.

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Their high levels of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals also improve mental alertness. The vitamin E in the nuts can also help ward off Alzheimer.

– prepared by Nidhi Singh of NewsGram. Twitter @NidhiSuryavansi

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Hot Dorm Rooms Could Affect Students’ Memory

Extreme heat exposure is the biggest killer of all climate phenomena in the United States, killing 7,000 people between 1999 and 2010

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FILE - Students surf the internet in their dorm room at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn., April 24, 2008.
FILE - Students surf the internet in their dorm room at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn., April 24, 2008. (VOA)

Is your dorm room stifling hot? That might impact your memory.

New research shows that heat can affect even healthy young adults intellectually, with worse cognitive performance observed in students who slept in a non-air-conditioned room during a heat wave.

Researchers from Harvard University recruited 24 students who slept with air-conditioning and 20 who slept in rooms without AC before, during and after a Boston-area heat wave.

They recorded temperature, relative humidity, carbon dioxide and noise in each bedroom throughout the study.

The indoor temperature of the non-air-conditioned dorm averaged 26.3 C (79.3 F) compared with 21.4 C (70.5 F) in the dorm with air-conditioning.

Each participant wore an activity monitor to measure heart rate, perspiration and sleep quality. When the students woke up each morning, they were tested for how quickly and accurately they completed two cognitive tests that measured memory and reaction.

Researchers also noted how much water and caffeine the students consumed, and how long they spent outdoors each day.

After 12 days, researchers were surprised by the data.

The dorms without AC were louder at night because of fan and street noise, which could have disrupted sleep.
The dorms without AC were louder at night because of fan and street noise, which could have disrupted sleep. Pixabay

“We found very significant effect of detrimental cognitive function among those students that didn’t have air-conditioning during this heat wave period,” said lead author Jose Guillermo Cedeno Laurent of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

The students who didn’t have air-conditioning performed significantly worse on the basic cognitive tests. In particular, going without AC during a heat wave hurt their reaction time when they had to make quick judgments.

“Their study really demonstrated that exposure to heat can have all these potential effects on people’s daily activities,” said Daisy Chang, an organizational psychologist at Michigan State University in East Lansing.

“A whole host of reasons could potentially explain this exposure effect,” Chang noted. “It’s not necessarily directly exposure to heat. [The heat] could have affected their sleep quality so they’re less rested, they have less energy, or mental resources, or ability to focus.”

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The dorms without AC were louder at night because of fan and street noise, which could have disrupted sleep.

And while air-conditioned rooms can hold higher levels of carbon dioxide, which can have a negative impact on cognition, the students slept better in a cooler room.

“We find that heatwaves are impacting us all,” Cedeno said. “These … extend to those like the young and healthy university students. And that we find significant effects on the way they think – their cognitive functions.”

Extreme heat exposure is the biggest killer of all climate phenomena in the United States, killing 7,000 people between 1999 and 2010. Previous research focused on how hot weather affects at-risk populations like the elderly and the very young. And 2016 was the hottest year on record for the past 200 years. (VOA)