OUT OF SHAPE: WHY WE LOSE OUR FITNESS

Originally posted on LIFEApps... Why do we lose our fitness when we stop exercising? It’s a deceptively simple question. The explanation is derived from a time where energy, in the form of food, was the most precious resource around. Throughout our evolutionary history, our bodies developed a way to build and maintain fitness when physical … Continue reading OUT OF SHAPE: WHY WE LOSE OUR FITNESS

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How to Reclaim Our Dwindling Attention

Originally posted on LifeApps... Our attention is a precious resource granted to us through evolution. But modern technological life is shrinking our attention span at an unprecedented rate. Using the three tips in this post, you can reclaim your attention for a more productive, creative and fulfilling life. We have a finite daily supply of … Continue reading How to Reclaim Our Dwindling Attention

Train Your Brain with Mindfulness, Thanks to Evolution

by Jordan Pennells - Originally posted on LIFEApps. Your brain can be trained like a muscle! Just like lifting weights, a repeated mental activity such as meditation can strengthen beneficial neural pathways. The malleability of your brain in response to external stimuli such as meditation is known as neuroplasticity. This phenomenon evolved over millions of … Continue reading Train Your Brain with Mindfulness, Thanks to Evolution

HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR RUNNING IN 2019, IN THREE STEPS

by Jordan Pennells - Originally posted on LIFEApps Let’s face it. Exercise is the number one resolution people make each New Year, but it is also the most unkept resolution. The mere thought of strenuous exercise can be daunting! Yet some revel in it and the benefits are immense. Exercise has even recently been proposed … Continue reading HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR RUNNING IN 2019, IN THREE STEPS

UQ Science 2018 Roundup

by Jordan Pennells Scientific research at the University of Queensland is flourishing, with UQ being internationally ranked #1 in biodiversity conservation (CWUR 2017), #4 for agriculture (NTU 2018) and #7 for biotechnology (ARWU 2018). But why rely on these metrics when you can immerse yourself in the research itself. Throughout this article, I have recapped … Continue reading UQ Science 2018 Roundup

The Evolution of Allergies, or What Doesn’t Kill You…

Originally posted on the LIFE Apps science blog... By Jordan Pennells "That which does not kill us makes us stronger" – Friedrich Nietzsche, German philosopher. Evolution of Allergies Strength is derived from adversity. This is a common idea in the science of our mental and physical health. But how true is this axiom in reality? In … Continue reading The Evolution of Allergies, or What Doesn’t Kill You…