Sunday, 23 November 2008

Using your non dominant hand to do simple chores can improve your mood and your memory;
that's because the action stimulates the production of brain-derived neurotrophic factor(BDFN) a protein that encourages the growth of neurons linked to long-term memory and mood. " When you're depressed or under stress, your brain's producion of BDNF plummets", says Moses Chao, professor of neuro science at New York Universitv School of Mecdine. ( One of the lesser-known effect of antidepressents he says,is to raise the levels of BDNF.) Anything unexpected, smelling rosemary first thing in the morning, for example can activate BDNF. From the Oprah magazine for those like me who need a lift at times.

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