We all know running is good for your body, but it may also make your smarter. A new study shows that going for a run has a positive effect on the hippocampus, the part of the brain responsible for learning and memory:
Scientists reporting in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences say that running has a profound impact on the hippocampus, the part of the brain responsible for learning and memory. Adult mice that voluntarily used running wheels increased their number of brain cells and performed better at spatial learning tests than non-exercising mice, they discovered.
Pointing fingers and placing blame not only makes for a negative work environment, but it's also contagious! Research shows that seeing a co-worker pawn off a mistake on someone else makes it more likely you'll do the same:
Whatever the blunder, from messing up at work to burning dinner, pointing the finger at someone else or some event might seem trivial. But in organizations where blame is the norm, group members are likely to be less creative and perform poorly, research has shown.
A diet rich in fish oil may be the key to staying young. Scientists have found that these omega-3 fatty acids can increase the chances of survival after a heart attack and may protect against cellular ageing:
Studies have also suggested that fatty acids can increase the chances of survival after suffering a heart attack, reduce the mental decline associated with old age and help prevent changes in the eye that can lead to blindness.
Tests on rats have shown that they live around a third longer if they are given a diet high in omega-3 fatty acids.