How stress affects your brain – Madhumita Murgia

Check out our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/teded View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-stress-affects-your-brain-madhumita-murgia Stress isn’t always a bad thing; it can be handy for a burst of extra energy and focus, like when you’re playing a competitive sport or have to speak in public. But when it’s continuous, it actually begins to change your brain. Madhumita Murgia shows…

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The surprising effects of pregnancy

Discover how pregnancy changes every organ in the body— from the heart, to the brain and kidneys— and what we still don’t know about it. — Muscles and joints shift and jostle. The heart’s pounding rhythm speeds up. Blood roars through arteries and veins. Over the course of a pregnancy, every organ in the body…

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Why do our bodies age? – Monica Menesini

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/why-do-our-bodies-age-monica-menesini Human bodies aren’t built for extreme aging: our capacity is set at about 90 years. But what does aging really mean, and how does it counteract the body’s efforts to stay alive? Monica Menesini details the nine physiological traits that play a central role in aging. Lesson by Monica Menesini, animation…

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The psychology of post-traumatic stress disorder – Joelle Rabow Maletis

How the Brain Processes Danger and Helps Us Cope Many of us will experience some kind of trauma during our lifetime.Sometimes, we escape with no long-term effects.But for millions of us, those experiences linger, causing symptoms like flashbacks, nightmares, and negative thoughts that interfere with everyday life.This phenomenon, called post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, isn’t…

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What makes muscles grow? – Jeffrey Siegel

View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/what-makes-muscles-grow-jeffrey-siegel We have over 600 muscles in our bodies that help bind us together, hold us up, and help us move. Your muscles also need your constant attention, because the way you treat them on a daily basis determines whether they will wither or grow. Jeffrey Siegel illustrates how a good mix…

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The benefits of good posture – Murat Dalkilinç

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-benefits-of-good-posture-murat-dalkinic Has anyone ever told you, “Stand up straight!” or scolded you for slouching at a family dinner? Comments like that might be annoying—but they’re not wrong. Your posture is the foundation for every movement your body makes and can determine how well your body adapts to the stresses on it. Murat…

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What yoga does to your body and brain – Krishna Sudhir

Explore the ancient tradition of yoga, and discover how its blend of physical and mental exercise impacts your health. — There are many different approaches to modern yoga— though most forms have three core elements: physical postures, breathing exercises, and spiritual contemplation.This blend of physical and mental exercise is widely believed to have a unique…

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