Exercising Four Hours After Learning May Boost Memory

Intensive physical exercise four hours after learning is the key to remembering information learnt, say Dutch researchers. Exercise is known to release proteins that can boost the part of the brain related to memory, and this study suggests the timing of it is crucial. The study, in Current Biology, tested 72 people on their memory…

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We’re Expanding! We Have Three Exciting Opportunities Available

Part Time Office Administrator – 4 or 5 mornings per week We’re looking for a proactive individual to join Team Pennine. This position is particularly suited to a self-starter with a positive output of work, who enjoys working on their own initiative and has a flexible outlook. It’s a varied role requiring an accurate eye…

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Future Technology May Make Kids More Active

A new report “The Future Of Play” from Futurizon says that advances in technology over the next decade will encourage kids to be more active. The author of the report, Dr Ian Pearson predicts that new gadgets such as activity-tracking jewellery and drones that can play ‘hide and seek’ or shoot jets of water, will…

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Reduction In Outdoor Play Leads To Rise In Short-Sightedness

Scientists have found that more time spent outside, where the eyes are constantly adjusting from objects which are close up and those which are further away, could help reverse the effect. Marguerite Hunter Blair, chief executive of Play Scotland, said modern children spend less time looking at the horizon than youngsters of previous generations. “The…

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