Memory Work Out

Smiling woman walking on a treadmill

Remember high school graduation? Me neither! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. For most of us, it’s probably just a blur of proud family, music, and speeches! Time has slowly whittled away at our precious mental snapshots. How can we recall our special moments longer? Enter Paul

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Mind Over Muscle

a model brain on a metal stick

No brains, no gains! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Worn out after a few flights of stairs? Lost your keys AGAIN!? After fifty, our minds and bodies begin coasting downhill. Is there a connection? Boris Cheval and his team at the University of Geneva

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A Squat a Day

Can hunter-gatherers teach us healthier habits?  This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. I always wear my Fit-Bit! But it doesn’t do much good when we mostly sit on our butts all day. Humans weren’t meant to be so sedentary, right? Brian Wood at UCLA and

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Sweat and Skillz

Who says you can’t work up a sweat playing Minecraft? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Who ISN’T clocking extra video game hours these days? Practice makes perfect! But, could something BESIDES all that couch-sittin’ and button-mashing help you level up? Marc Roig and his team

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Sleep-athon

How’s that New Year’s resolution working out – NOT? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. I know, I know – we vowed to exercise more this year! But our days are hectic – who has the time? Exercising at night might be the only option.

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Mind Over Molecules

Which is more powerful? Nature or nurture? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying – what about “mind control?” Some aspects of our physiology and personality are encoded by our genes. And we know that environmental factors are also important. Bradley Turnwald and colleagues at

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Stand Up for Health

WORKPLACE HAZARD… sitting? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Maybe you’re sitting in the car now. And odds are you’re on your way to sitting at a desk for eight hours. Could all this sitting be worse than you think? Enter Keith Diaz at the

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Sixty-Second Workout

Keep on running! One more minute! PHEW! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Being healthy can mean a lot of things. Kale juice, spin class, weightlifting! We know how to stay lean and build muscle. But what about bones? Bone weakens as we age, especially

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