More Green Please!

Plant parents – this one’s for you! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. There’s something magical about hiking, gardening, and being around greenery. But say you’re not very… uh… active. Can you still get those bennies just by going outside?  Enter Marcia Jimenez and colleagues

Continue reading

Brain Boost

Want to give your brain a leg up? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Are you a multitasking master? Or do you prefer doing one thing at a time? Some people are just great at juggling multiple jobs at once! Why? Enter Eleni Patelaki and

Continue reading

Timely Training

Are you a morning songbird, or a night owl?  This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. We all know exercise is good for your health! Some people do it in the A-M… others prefer night. Does the time of your workout matter?  Enter Paul Arciero from

Continue reading

Eating for Exercise

Exercise? I thought you said EXTRA FRIES!  This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. After a long run or a heavy lift session, our appetites are often suppressed! Why does that happen? Where’s the beef? Enter Veronica Li and colleagues from Stanford University.  They analyzed blood

Continue reading

Move to Innovate

Got writer’s block? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science… saying me too! Argh, I’m stuck on this writing project. And the deadline’s in two days! It has me so anxious–maybe I’ll Google Yoga With Adrienne for some Stress Relief. But WAIT, could that actually help?!

Continue reading

Exercise Eyes

Exercise is…easy on the eyes? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. We spend HOURS in front of screens. Computers! phones! TVs! All that exposure can leave our eyes dry and tired. Is there a solution in SIGHT? Enter Samuel Abokyi at the University of Cape

Continue reading

Just Do It

No time to exercise? There might still be a “runners high” on the way! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Whew! Just one more lap around the block! Or … hamster wheel? Even lab mice can get a “runners’ high!” And those who get their

Continue reading

Vocabulary Exercise

Could joining the swim team turn your kid into a spelling champ?  This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Jumping jacks and burpees can help us lose holiday pounds… AND master that Sunday crossword! That’s right! Studies show exercise helps improve brain activity. But what’s the

Continue reading

Nap or Play?

Playtime – seventeen minutes! Naptime – thirty minutes! Are we on schedule? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Kids need sleep AND sports. But how much of each should go into a healthy recipe? Emily Ng from University of South Australia and colleagues set out

Continue reading

Skin in the Game

Low battery on my FITBIT!?! OMG NOOOOOO! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Your smartwatch knows SO MUCH about you! From your step count to your heart rate. But it’s down for the count while plugged in and charging. Can we get back those lost

Continue reading