Women’s Brains are More Active than Men’s
Wellness Tip: In a study recently published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease a research team led by Dr. Daniel G. Amen showed that an increase in blood flow to the limbic areas of the brain was more evident in women than in men, which may account for why women are more vulnerable to anxiety, depression, insomnia and eating disorders. What does this mean? The study, which used FMRI to record how the brains of study participants lit up in response to certain stimuli was relatively small but worth taking note of.
Although the article didn’t recommend any actions for women to take I think that there are numerous things that we can do to help us deal with anxiety, depression, insomnia, etc.
Walking, meditating and doing yoga on a regular basis are three activities or practices that spring to mind. But I think that there are many others. If you have concerns about your mental wellness please consult your doctor or other health care practitioner.