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BM_Lisa_Lession_7_4. - PSYC817:BrainMa0ers PhysicalHealth,Longevity&Memory ExercisingBody&Brain:MeditaCon MeditaCon

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Unformatted text preview: PSYC817:BrainMa0ers PhysicalHealth,Longevity,&Memory ExercisingBody&Brain:MeditaCon MeditaCon Sitcomfortablyconsciouslyrelaxallyourmusclesfromthebo0omof yourfeettothetopofyourhead,andcloseyoureyes.Adoptacalm, passiveaJtude.Breatheslowlyanddeeply. Trynottothinkaboutallthethingsthatareonyourmind.Stopyour "internaldialogue."Stopthinkinginwords.Don'tmakeplans.Don't recallmemories. Tohelpyoustopthinkingandtohelpyoucalmdown,silentlyrepeata wordorphrasetoyourself.Thisiscalledamantra.Makeitacalming, posiCvemantra.Youmightchoosetheword,"peace"ortheword, "love".Youmightchoosewordsthathavereligioussignificanceforyou suchas"Shalom"or"One." Don'tbeconcernedwhenthoughtsintrude,becausetheyinevitably will.Whenthishappens,simplysaytoyourself,"OhwellSelf,relax." Thenkeepsayingyourmantra. Whenyoufinish,sitquietlyforaminuteortwo,andtrytomergeyour calmsstateofmindwithyournormalnonmeditaCveoutlook. BrainWaves&Consciousness BrainwaveacCvityhasforbasicfrequencies: beta(above14cps),alpha(813cps),theta(47cps),&delta(13cps) BetawavesismostcommonbrainacCvitywhenaperson'seyesareopen andheorsheisawake,alert.BetaacCvityisassociatedwiththinkingand alsowithanxiety. Thealphabrainwavestateinvolvesrelaxedalertnessandtheabsenceof visualizaCon(eyesareclosed).Whenanindividualisproducingalpha waves,thearenotfeelingstressedoranxious. Thetawavesareproducedwhenapersonisbetweenastateofwakefulness andsleep.Thesewavesaresaidtobeassociatedwithinternal awareness.DeeppersonalthoughtsandcreaCveinsightso\enoccur duringthethetastate. Deltawavesarepresentduringthetwodeepeststagesofsleep. BrainWaves&Consciousness(conCnued) LifeExpectancyTest: CanYouLivetoBe100? MeanLifeExpectancyforWomen:80.1years MeanLifeExpectancyforMen:74.8years OverviewofFactors InvolvedinLongevity& Health Genderdifferences Biggestdifferenceinlifeexpectancy Womenlivelonger Causesofthisdifferencearelikelyenvironmentaland biological HeredityandFamilyInfluencesonLongevity BeingawareofbackgroundcharacterisCcs& protecCngoneselffromanynegaCveconsequencesthat maycomefromitisawaytomaximizelifeexpectancy (i.e.Ifthereisafamilyhistoryofdiabetesdoingthingstopreventtheonsetofthis disease) OverviewofFactorsInvolved inLongevity&Health Health Excessiveweightshortenslifeexpectancy Smokingshortenslifeexpectancy ExcessivealcoholicconsumpConshortenslife expectancy,butmoderatedrinkingmayisassociatedwith alongerlife PhysicalacCvityextendslife 7hoursistheopCmalamountofsleepsleepingmore orlessshortenslifeexpectancy SexualinCmacyappearstoextendindividualslives PracCcingpreventaCvemedicineextendslifeexpectancy OverviewofFactorsInvolvedin Longevity&Health EducaCon,OccupaCon,andLongevity PeoplewithmoreeducaConlivelonger Successisassociatedwithlongerlife Lifestyle,Health,&Longevity Ruraldwellerslivelongerthanurbandwellers Stressfulchangeaffecthealthandlongevity Personalitytraits&personalbehaviorpa0erns canaffectlifeexpectancy (i.e.risktakers&TypeABehaviorPa0ern) Assignment SetasidesomeCmetoexperimentwith meditaCngafewCmesintheweek. ...
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2011 for the course PSYCH 0817 taught by Professor James during the Spring '10 term at Temple.

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