Ignite Talk – Get a Crush on Exercise

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When you only have 5 minutes, time really flies if you’re having fun. As a kid when you were playing or doing something so fun your entire soul, body, and mind are into it and your parents tell you it’s time to stop, you’d often beg for “five more minutes.”  But what if you only […]

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Lose Some Snooze; Feel Like You’ve Boozed

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“You snooze you lose” has never made much sense to me.  There are few feelings better than the feeling of being well-rested.  If you’ve ever had a few days of not getting enough sleep and then you get enough, it can feel like a performance-enhancing drug. Sleep Deprived or Drunk? As little as 17 hours […]

Old Dog. New Tricks. Young Brain.

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It used to take her weeks, now it is often only a couple of sets. The saying “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks” is not true.  But let’s be honest: a young dog learns things faster than an old dog. Some of that slowdown is biological as there are certain ages at which […]

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Sleep Like an Elephant; Look Like an Elephant

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Elephants need only 3-4 hours of sleep a night, while mice sleep 14 hours.  Humans are somewhere in the middle, but some of us push it and try to get by on “elephant sleep.”  Funtensity is about optimal brain function now and brain fitness later. And sleep is an essential part of achieving that. The […]