You: Even smarter

With all you have to do, you can’t af­ford to be slowed down by mem­ory blips and brain fog. To the res­cue: easy tricks to help you dodge the drain

First For Women - - Feel-Good File -

To shake off the grog­gies: Sit like this

When brain­power starts to stall, sit­ting up straight can in­crease your pro­duc­tiv­ity and alert­ness by as much as 55 per­cent in 60 sec­onds, re­port sci­en­tists at Cor­nell Uni­ver­sity. That’s be­cause slouch­ing com­presses blood ves­sels in the chest and ab­domen, re­duc­ing the flow of oxy­gen­rich blood to the brain, ex­plains David Perl­mut­ter, M.D., coau­thor of Power

Up Your Brain. “So when you feel men­tally slug­gish, fix­ing your sit­ting pos­ture is a great way to clear your head.” Tip: Tuck­ing a rolled-up towel be­hind your lower back can help you main­tain an up­right stance.

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