Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Brain Food

Why are some foods considered "brain foods"?  What makes them so good for you?  What are some examples of brain food that you could include in your diet?  Try it for a few days and see if you can tell a difference.  Include scientific research to support your decision to try a particular brain food. 

More 5ks!

Run a 5k this six weeks.  One suggestion would be the Nature Park Trail Run on Saturday, December 1. The Sidekick is also sponsoring a 5k in partnership with Taylor's Gift.  You can sign up at lunches for this one which will be held at Andy Brown on Saturday, December 8.  Another suggestion would be the Dallas Jingle Bell Run.  This is a night run on Wednesday, December 19.  As with all runs, write a brief reflection of your thoughts and upload a picture of you at the event to the class Photobucket account.  


According to research, your brain needs a certain amount of sleep to perform at its maximum capacity.  It is recommended that adults get between 8-10 hours of sleep each night.  For a minimum of three nights, sleep at least 8 hours.  Discuss your normal sleep habits and how this was different for you.  Explain how you felt, how long you attempted this challenge, and whether or not you could tell a difference.  Support your thoughts with research and scientific information. 


Attend one of the UTSW sessions this month either on Monday, November 26 to hear about Clinical Nutrition or on Monday, December 17 to hear from a EMS Paramedic.  Discuss your thoughts about what you learned and what you thought of the experience of attending a medical school seminar.