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~Albert Einstein

Diet and the evolution of the brain: Fish and no chips

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Diet and the evolution of the brain: Fish and no chips

Sounds like this DHA is pretty important for brain growth and evolution. The lack of it in modern diets and the change in brain chemistry that the lack causes—may be why there has been a big increase explains the growth in recent times of depression, manic-depression, memory loss, schizophrenia and attention-deficit disorder. And may be why we are seeing heavier and heavier people. Some good sound data to evaluate…

Discuss the many virtues of docosahexaenoic acid, the most important of that fashionable class of dietary chemicals, the omega-3 fatty acids.

DHA is a component of brains, particularly the synaptic junctions between nerve cells, and its displacement from modern diets by the omega-6 acids in cooking oils such as soya, maize and rape is a cause of worry. Many researchers think this shift—and the change in brain chemistry that it causes—explains the growth in recent times of depression, manic-depression, memory loss, schizophrenia and attention-deficit disorder. It may also be responsible for rising levels of obesity and thus the heart disease which often accompanies being overweight.

And the workout for today is…

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Another scorcher out there for the morning workout. There is nothing fun about working out when its this hot and humid outside..well maybe one thing: when it’s over!  How about you? What are you doing today to align with your fitness goals?

warmup x 2
side shuffle
push-ups
checkpoints
skip jumps
general stretching

core x 2
partner leg raises
sit-ups
ball twists
high five push-ups

workout
5 min stations
boxjumps at 2 min mark: run to cone and back resume box jump and at 4 min: run resume box jump
25lb kettlebell swings
heavy jump rope at 2 min mark: 5 inchworms resume heavy rope at 4 min: inchworm resume heavy rope
run half mile/20lb db hang cleans
65lb SDHP at 2 min mark: 10 burpees resume SDHP at 4 min mark: 10 burpees resume SDHP

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