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Spec­tac­u­lar des­ti­na­tions in Germany

The exams are over and the long-await­ed sum­mer vaca­tion is just around the cor­ner. But where should you go? Abroad or would you rather stay in your home coun­try? Dur­ing the pan­dem­ic peri­od it is dif­fi­cult to plan a vaca­tion. There are many fac­tors that…

Why we need sleep

We sleep through about a third of our lives. But why do we sleep at all? It’s sim­ple: Many phys­i­cal process­es only take place dur­ing sleep. For exam­ple, the body has a stronger immune defense at night. “What is clear is that sleep, as we…

Why sleep­ing is bet­ter than going through

Learn­ing while sleep­ing Get­ting enough sleep and wak­ing up well rest­ed — that’s the ide­al case. Some­times this is not pos­si­ble. But in exam phas­es or when you’ve real­ly stud­ied and read a lot, you should def­i­nite­ly make sure you get a good night’s sleep, too. Because:…

How much sleep does a per­son need?

Peo­ple spend about a third of their lives “asleep. You notice how nec­es­sary sleep is when you lack it. You can hard­ly con­cen­trate because you’re so tired. But how much sleep do you need exact­ly? The longer the sleep depri­va­tion lasts,…

Sleep bet­ter when it’s hot

Of course we are hap­py about nice weath­er in sum­mer — just not at night, when the warm and stuffy air keeps us awake. Here’s what you can do to get a good night’s sleep even when the tem­per­a­ture is high. To…

How do I inte­grate 10,000 steps into my every­day life?

Han­na Kun­st has been study­ing cul­tur­al sci­ences in Lüneb­urg since 2020. For Point­er, Han­na writes about lifestyle top­ics and con­ducts inter­views as a reporter. She is curi­ous, young, moti­vat­ed and opti­mistic and wants to know if she can man­age to walk 10,000 steps every day.…

Step by Step: Few­er Steps, More Sweets

How does the lock­down affect sports and eat­ing habits among stu­dents? The answer lies in a sig­nif­i­cant­ly high­er con­sump­tion of bread and sweets and less sport­ing activ­i­ty. That was the find­ing of an online sur­vey con­duct­ed by a group of Munich-based sci­en­tists. The lock­down measures…

Relax­ing while cycling

Tomor­row is the day of the bicy­cle! This day is already cel­e­brat­ed since 1998 always on 03 June. The back­ground of the action day is to point out the increas­ing bur­den of auto­mo­bile traf­fic and to bring the bicy­cle more into the focus of daily…

Breaks pro­mote performance

When you’re rest­ed, you work more cre­ative­ly, atten­tive­ly and accu­rate­ly. That’s why you should get the rest you need. Prop­er­ly used breaks do not reduce the work per­for­mance, but can even increase it. They help you work faster and bet­ter. Take a break before the mistakes…

Moti­va­tion — strate­gies to keep at it

Do you also have dif­fi­cul­ties to stay moti­vat­ed? Espe­cial­ly now in the exam phase, you look for moti­va­tion in vain… If you want to change your own behav­ior and build new habits — such as exer­cis­ing more or eat­ing health­i­er — you have to be brave.…

Relax effec­tive­ly: Pro­gres­sive mus­cle relaxation

Loose, relaxed mus­cles even in stress­ful times? Pro­gres­sive mus­cle relax­ation helps to stay free of ten­sion. Under stress, we often invol­un­tar­i­ly tense mus­cles unnec­es­sar­i­ly. This leads to ten­sion and often to pain. With Pro­gres­sive Mus­cle Relax­ation you learn to…

How and why exer­cise improves learn­ing and concentration

Exer­cise is the most effec­tive way to pos­i­tive­ly influ­ence the brain. With sport you can increase your brain pow­er, because you have more ener­gy, your atten­tion increas­es and your mem­o­ry per­for­mance as well as your mood improves1.The exper­i­ment of brain researcher Stefan…