Clear men­tal fog

by laugh­ing!

Woman's World - - Health News -

By midafter­noon, a nat­u­ral dip in the body’s fa­tigue-fight­ing dopamine lev­els can make your mind lag. The fun fix: Catch up with a funny friend or pop over to your fa­vorite hu­mor web­site. Laugh­ter leads to an uptick in fo­cus-en­hanc­ing dopamine—and the ef­fect is so pow­er­ful that folks in a Loma Linda Univer­sity study who en­joyed a good chuckle sub­se­quently per­formed 44% bet­ter on a mem­ory test!

OR SNIFF THIS!

Can’t con­cen­trate? Re­searchers at Northum­bria Univer­sity in the U.K. say tak­ing a whiff of rose­mary es­sen­tial oil im­proves fo­cus within 5 min­utes. Thanks goes to a com­pound in the herb that helps brain cells com­mu­ni­cate op­ti­mally.

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