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A 5 Minute Solution To Help You Sleep

Having trouble falling asleep?  There is something you can do first thing in the morning that will help you fall asleep at night.  And it only takes a few minutes!

 

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Do you ever have trouble falling asleep at night? Well, there’s something you can do first thing in the morning that can help you fall asleep at night.

 

So recent studies have shown that you have a little clump of cells in your brain that functions like your clock and that clock tells you when it’s time to wake up and when it’s time to fall asleep.

 

What we’ve learned is you set that clock each morning when you get up by being in the presence of natural light.

 

What that means is by just going outside first thing in the morning for a little walk, getting some fresh air, getting some sunlight, you set that clock so the right number of hours will pass, so you’ll feel tired at night.

 

What we’ve learned is that we actually prepare for each night’s sleep, the moment we get up.

 

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One Simple Tip To Boost Your Focus!

Ever find it hard to focus?   Here is a science based tip to increase your focus.  And it’s super simple!

 

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A recent study showed that there’s a simple thing you can do that help people perform 20% better on a test.

So these researchers took a big group of people, divided them into two. Everybody had to turn off their cell phone before they took this test.

Half the group turned off their cell phone and were allowed to have their cell phone out on their desk even though it was off. The other group turned off their cell phone and put it in another room. Who do you think did best?

The people whose cell phone was in the other room performed 20% better on the test. What this shows us is how distracting our phones are. Have you ever found yourself checking your phone and it’s not even buzzing or beeping?

So if you want to perform at your best, something to remember is that there are times when it’s actually best to have your cell phone out of sight so it’s also out of mind.

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The Biggest Memory Booster

There is something you can do every single day that has been scientifically proven to improve your memory.  Don’t forget this tip!

 
 

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Do you ever find yourself standing at the refrigerator, the door is open but you can’t remember what you wanted in the refrigerator?

Well today, I’m going to tell you something you can do to keep your memory working better, longer.

So a group of scientists studied 2000 people for 30 years, and what they found was that there are certain things we can do that really protect our memory, and of all those things, there was something that really stood out that had a big impact on how we can protect our memory. What do you think that was?

Walking. Just 30 minutes a day of walking had a staggering impact on how it protected people’s memories and if you think about it, it makes sense.

Think about our ancestors. Why would they go for a walk? They probably were looking for food. So our ancestors that went for a walk activated their brain and their memory and could remember how to get home. Well, they’re your ancestors. But the ones that went for a walk and didn’t activate their memory and couldn’t remember how to get home and got lost–they probably got eaten by a bear, and they’re not your ancestors.

So, walking is excellent for our memory and that is something to definitely remember.

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