Health

Why You Should Smile Right Now

I just read the article The Untapped Power of Smiling on Forbes.com and it re-inforced something that I’ve been finding to be true. Smiling is awesome.

I consider myself someone who is good at getting people to cheer up and have more fun. One of the biggest secrets to my success with getting people to do this has been my ability to get people to smile. Whether I am juggling or playing jokes on people, I have found some excellent ways to get people to smile.

“And unlike lots of chocolate, lots of smiling can actually make you healthier. Smiling has documented therapeutic effects, and has been associated with: reduced stress hormone levels (like cortisol, adrenaline, and dopamine), increased health and mood enhancing hormone levels (like endorphins), and lowered blood pressure”  Source: The Untapped Power of Smiling

 

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Smiling is simply awesome. You should smile right now.

Really.

Smile.

You look better when you smile and naturally are more attractive to the opposite sex when you smile.

(I knew sex would get your attention)

The next time you are having a bad day, keep this in mind. Head over to youtube and watch a funny video or go hang out with some kids who are having fun. It’ll rub off on you and you’ll naturally start to feel better.

Watch this video from the band, Truth On Earth and smile. It’s called “Happy” and will put you in a great mood.

Do you have any experience with smiling changing the way someone speaks to you or reacts to you?

Leave your thoughts below!

Chris Hughes

Chris is an Internet Entrepreneur, Juggler, Traveler and loves learning. Chris is out to enjoy life while building profitable businesses that allow people to have more fun in their lives.

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100 Year Old Women’s Brain Secret: Nintendo DS

Who Ever Heard Of a Women Improving Her Brain — And Playing Nintendo DS Everyday?

“A sprightly centenarian has revealed the secret to staying sharp in old age – playing VIDEO GAMES. Instead of knitting or playing bingo Kathleen Kit Connell, known as Kit, spends two hours a day tapping away at her favourite console. And the grandmother-of-one, who still lives independently, said she has used the Nintendo DS Lite, so much she even wore out her first console and had to replace the computer. Kit, who according to the game has the mental age of 64, said: “It’s absolutely super. I don’t feel a day over 80.

“I can’t speak highly enough of it.”

Who would have thought that playing video games could actually benefit your brain?

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Chris Hughes

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What is Citicoline?

I just finished reading the article on An Energy Shot for the Brain. It is all about this molecule called citicoline.

I used to be a huge gamer and would often drink energy drinks to keep me up and running all night. I know that the majority of people who I would play these games with would be doing the same thing, they’d be staying up all night drinking energy drinks like Red Bull and Bawlz.

There didn’t seem to be any connection with improving my memory when I would drink these, but I did get quite the caffeine high from them.

[ACHES]Nawgan is a new drink that states on its label “What you drink when you want to think”. The St. Louis company’s website invites consumers to track their mental performance with an online memory and focus test.

Go GungHo Inc is responsible for this new find and also is introducing gel packets that carry the slogan “Ninja like focus” which will definitely apply to college students and people interested in gaming.

What is Citicoline?

Citicoline is an organic molecule that is naturally found in the body, especially in the brain. Scientists believe that citicoline speeds up the formation of brain cell membranes and may even boost the production of neurotransmitters that are essential to brain function.

In certain countries, citicoline is actually sold as a prescription drug that is used to help regenerate a persons brain after they experience a stroke. The research from this when trying to gain Food and Drug Administration approval in the US found that citicoline was no more effective than a placebo and has pretty much put the testing to rest.

Citicoline came to the U.S market in liquid form as a “medical food” that went by the name CerAxon for use in patients that experienced stroke and traumatic brain injury. Medical foods do not require approval from the FDA, but their labels must be truthful and they can be subject to a post-market review according to the FDA. CerAxon, which is sold by Ferrer Group of Barcelona, comes in two daily doses of 1,000 mg each. At this point in time it doesn’t require a prescription, but it is intended to be used under a doctor’s direction.

Where Do I Get Citicoline?

Citicoline is now found in many dietary supplements and energy drinks that are aimed at healthy people, and is found under the brand name Cognizin. Healthy Origins brand sells 250 milligram capsules for “memory function and health cognition” and sells for $48 for 150 capsules.

If you are familiar with 5-Hour Energy drinks, these little energy shots contain citicoline in a “proprietary energy blend”, but the company doesn’t release exactly how much they use.

The next time you are browsing through energy drinks at the convenience store, start to look out for citicoline and now you can understand a little bit more about why those energy drinks sometimes seem to help you remember information better.

Chris Hughes

Chris is an Internet Entrepreneur, Juggler, Traveler and loves learning. Chris is out to enjoy life while building profitable businesses that allow people to have more fun in their lives.

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Why You Feel Better After Doing Zumba

Zumba is a great exercise and is quite a hit lately. There are many positive benefits to doing Zumba, besides it just being a good workout.

You’ll not only have a laugh, but you’ll also lift your mood. When you leave a Zumba class you always feel better about going and there are many health benefits to doing Zumba.

Great Workout!

The number 1 reason to do Zumba is because it is an amazing workout! It is non-stop movement, jumping and shaking your hips. You can go in the class feeling tired and you will leave with a big smile on your face, feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

Laugh

The majority of people who start doing Zumba aren’t great dancers. When you first start doing it, you probably won’t be the greatest dancer. But, you will have a lot of fun and will have quite a few laughs, especially if you go with friends.

Mood Lifter

When you increase the amount of blood and oxygen that gets to your brain, it naturally makes you feel better. The more motion that you do in your life, the happier you will be. When you mix this with great music and good friends, you have a massive flow of feel-good energy rushing through your brain and body.

 

If you haven’t done Zumba before, check out some of the Zumba courses below:

 1) Zumba Fitness Total Body Transformation System DVD Set

– 4-DVD, 6-workout fitness set designed to work your body from head to toe
– Loaded with red-hot dance steps, pulsating rhythms, and easy-to-follow routines
– Comes with maraca-like toning sticks to add muscle to your sculpting workouts
– Includes basics workout, 20-minute express workout, and sculpt-and-tone workout
– Also includes “cardio party” workout and flat abs workout
– Enjoy this revolutionary and highly popular fitness program from the comfort of your own home.
– Easy-to-follow steps for more than 30 rhythms, including merengue, salsa, reggaeton, calypso, cumbia, hip-hop, and belly dance.
– Comes with maraca-like Zumba Toning Sticks to sculpt your body while dancing.Two-in-one DVD feature lets you listen to verbal cueing or music only.
– Easy-to-follow choreography and muscle engaging routines.Workouts include a breakdown of basic steps, a 20-minute “Rush” workout.

Chris Hughes

Chris is an Internet Entrepreneur, Juggler, Traveler and loves learning. Chris is out to enjoy life while building profitable businesses that allow people to have more fun in their lives.

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