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Cultivate…KNOWLEDGE about Our Amazing Brain

Looking for a reading or science activity for your kiddos this week? Why not something to help them learn to cherish their amazing brain? Check out this resource: https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/science/your-amazing-brain/ Extra Credit: Talk about how using alcohol and other drugs can damage the brain, which isn’t finished developing until around age 25! Effects of Alcohol on…

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Cultivate… HABITS and exercise for your brain

Regular physical exercise has many health benefits to our brains and bodies. When we exercise, the blood flow increases and our brain is exposed to more oxygen, nutrients, and proteins that promote the growth of new neurons. Physical activity also increases dopamine and endorphins that makes us feel happy while getting rid of chemicals that…

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Cultivate… SAFETY to protect your brain from physical injury

Our brains are one of the most important and complex organ in our bodies. It is very important that we practicing protecting our brains to decrease the risk of physical trauma. Here is a quick video on how to protect your brain from physical injury! #BrainAwarenessWeek Visit https://www.brainawareness.org/ for more information and activities for #BrainAwarenessWeek!

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Cultivate… KNOWLEDGE and learn the core functions of the brain

This week is Brain Awareness Week and for the next few days, we will be posting information about our brains and how they work! Today, we will talk about the core functions of the brain. The brain has three main sections of the brain: forebrain, midbrain, and hindbrain. The forebrain is the largest and most…

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Cultivate… KNOWLEDGE by understanding the effects of opioids on the brain

Prescription opioids can be effective for managing sever pain after an injury and surgery. However, prescription opioids can be dangerous and can have long lasting health effects. When opioids attach themselves to the receptors in many areas of the brain, they block signals of pain sent from the brain to the body and large amounts…

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Cultivate… KNOWLEDGE by understanding trauma’s impact to the brain

After one of our schools experience a very traumatic event, we believe parents, teachers, and other caring adults should know the effects of trauma and its impact on the brain. Trauma that is left untreated can have a major, long lasting effects on mental and physical health, which could also lead to more serious health…

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Cultivate… KNOWLEDGE by understanding the effects of vaping on young brains

Did you know that in 2017, 25.6% of Oklahoma high school youth reported they currently were using a tobacco product, including e-cigarettes? E-cigarette devices are commonly used among teens and from recent studies, most teens who vape are unaware that vaping cartridges contain liquid nicotine in them. When a person vapes, the liquid nicotine is…

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Cultivate…HABITS by exercising to improve brain health

Daily exercise not only improves physical health; it improves brain health too. The benefits of exercise include: Increasing endorphins and serotonin, chemicals that improve mood Reduces stress Decreases anxiety and depression Aids in mental health and substance abuse recovery Improves sleep, which is also important for brain health Can reduce isolation if you get out…

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