Monday, November 18, 2019

“ I am a brain, Watson. The rest of me is a mere appendix.”
– Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventure of the Mazarin Stone –

If you’re on the east coast of the U.S., chances are that you burned a few extra calories this weekend as winter made its first real appearance. (Brrr). Yet how many calories will you burn today when your brain reengages with work? While at rest your brain consumes between 20% to 25% of your body’s overall energy yet, when engaged in “cognitively difficult tasks”, that energy drain increases.

Click here to learn more about your brain’s energy use and have a mentally stimulating week!