The coffee drinker’s guide to better brain health

Two early-morning long blacks. A lunchtime flat white (especially if I’m near a cafe). And sometimes a sneaky pick-me-up afternoon espresso. Time to come clean: that’s a typical day for me. I guess to many of you...

Good Protein Bars, Decoded: 5 Signs a Bar is Worth Eating

Here’s the first thing you need to know when you go browsing the health bar aisle looking for options that are actually good for you: Not all protein bars are created equal. And — if we’re...

21 top brain blogs to inform and inspire you

I’ve packaged up of some of my favourite brain, mind and neuroscience blogs on the internet. These bloggers are super clever, witty, and at times irreverent. But most importantly, they make neuroscience, and current research...

The Beginner’s Guide to Body Types: Ectomorph, Mesomorph, and Endomorph

We are all unique.   Yes, even you. Your mom was right! And you’re here because questions about your body type and genetics: What body type am I? How does it affect my training and diet? I have bad genetics,...

7 principles of neuroscience every coach should know

Kandel’s Principles of Neuroscience Back in the mid 1990s when I was an undergrad, the core text of my neuroscience curriculum was ‘Principles of Neural Science’ by Eric Kandel, James Schwartz and Thomas Jessell. Eric...

Consistency Is My Greatest Weapon

Ever since I wrote about turning 40 last year, my inbox seems to a magnet for questions about injury recovery and prevention. Apparently, much of the world assumes that once you hit 40, the...

27 minutes of mindfulness meditation a day changes brain structure

  I confess that I’m struggling with my new meditation practice. I’ve diagnosed myself with a severe case of monkey-mind. Monkey-mind = a buddhist term meaning “unsettled; restless; capricious; whimsical; fanciful; inconstant; confused; indecisive; uncontrollable”. But I’m persisting...

The 10 Key Differences Between Weight Loss Success and Failure

“NEW YEAR, NEW YOU!”  At some point in the past two days, you probably said something like the following: “Alright, time to lose this gut. “ “This year I’m gonna tone these arms and fix these love...

These are the 7 habits of highly healthy brains (in order of importance)

The relationships between our thoughts, our biology, the world around us, and our health and wellbeing are complex. Add in the brain (the most complex of living structures, one that enabled humans to walk on the...

How Kenney the Tabletop Gamer Lost 120 Pounds and Found His Voice (Literally).

“There’s no way that’s the same person, right?” Admittedly, that’s what I first thought when I saw Kenney’s before and after photos. There was just NO way that this Tony Stark looking dude on the...

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