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October 21st in Tokyo: Your Health in A Virtual World

wfscTo celebrate and help prepare for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology and the World Economic Forum are hosting a World Forum on Sport and Culture in Tokyo later this week.

I’ve been asked to participate in a fascinating session on Friday, October 21st, titled Your Health in a Virtual World, addressing the question How is our societal obsession with technology changing our health and well-being? Read the rest of this entry »

Study: Adult education classes, in any subject, can boost mental and physical health


Health benefits of evening classes revealed (Science Daily):

“Those with a taste for adult education classes have long known it, but now Oxford University scientists have confirmed that taking part in the weekly sessions can boost wellbeing — regardless of the subject studied Read the rest of this entry »

7 ways in which the Human Connectome Project is moving the brain research needle


The Human Connectome Project: Progress and Prospects (Cerebrum):

“Understanding the human brain in health and disease represents a grand scientific challenge for the 21st century and beyond. How does a collection of 90 billion neurons interconnected by 150 trillion synapses give rise to the extraordinary capabilities of human behavior and the amazing diversity of talents among the billions of people populating our earth?” Keep reading The Human Connectome Project: Progress and Prospects over at the Dana Foundation website.

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We need to reinvent Brain Health


The Times They Are a-Changin.

In a recent survey, 91% of those polled agreed with this statement: “Doctors should monitor cognitive health systematically, especially when prescribing new medicaments.”

This is important news, as anyone who has experienced negative side-effects, cognitive or otherwise, knows.

We need to upgrade our brain health system to reflect the realities, challenges and opportunities in the 21st century, in the midst of the Digital Age we live in.

Where should we start? Keep reading 10 Priorities to Reinvent Brain Health in the Digital Age over at The Creativity Post.

Study: Job satisfaction in your 20s and 30s has a significant impact on your physical and mental health in your 40s

worker-brainsEarly job satisfaction has strong link to mental health (Learning & Development Professional):

“…the study found job satisfaction in your late 20s and 30s has a link to overall health in your early 40s.

While job satisfaction had some impact on physical health, researchers found its effect was especially strong for mental health. Read the rest of this entry »

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