Winter 2010 –2011
Unique Online Site Offers Discussions on Hundreds of Topics
By Randy Macy, CSCS
You can go online to TED, and be engrossed for hundreds of hours by presentations on hundreds of topics by experts. One in particular should be watched by every parent, every educator, every nutrition-conscious person. http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/jamie_oliver.html
The speaker provides mind-boggling information on childhood obesity. Listen NOW! And pass it on.
Research in the 1990’s, intended to gauge how deeply the hormone changes of menopause disrupt women’s memory, instead proved that women’s forgetfulness was “a function of depression, stress and ‘role overload’ – the multi-tasking of many roles at once.” (Peter M. Meyer, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago) More recent research supports the idea that multi-tasking, by both men and women, causes stress and even the death of brain cells in the hypocampus – an area critical to the formation of new memories. Damage there can “hobble a person’s ability to learn and retain new facts and skills.” (Dr. Jordan Grafman, neuropsychologist, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke at the National Institutes of Health) Think about it.