Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Are you drinking your sugar intake? > Health-in-Motion 12 August 2016 Don’t leave important decisions for the end of a stressful day Don’t leave important decisions for the end of a stressful day. Mentally straining activities tend to wear out the regions of the brain that affect willpower. Studies indicate that people are more likely to choose immediate rewards and act on impulse the more mentally exhausted they become. Brain scans of individuals engaged in taxing work suggest decreased activity in the middle frontal gyrus, a part of the brain that is involved in decision-making. So you’d best make your big decisions in the morning before diving into seriously brain-burning work. 0 More: Daily Dose: Are you drinking your sugar intake?Health-in-Motion advertisement Other news Medical New test may soon be available for diagnosing TB in kids Medical What happens to my body during an allergic reaction? Fitness The fastest way to build cycling endurance Fitness 30-minute weight-loss workouts for runners Medical Selective hearing: how humans focus on what they want to hear Medical 5 ways to boost your immune system in summer From our sponsors R2000 Skin Renewal online store voucher up for grabs! Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know 8 strategies for treating both your bladder problems and your depression Live healthier Don't even bother » SEE: When you cough, this is what happens to your body LISTEN: Can you spot the smoker’s cough? 7 cough remedies that definitely don’t work A chronic cough can be the bane of your life. Here are seven cough remedies you shouldn't waste your time with. Be in the know! » How to manage sensitive teeth 5 ways runners mess up their teeth Oral health basics: what you need to know Dr Simon Reeves talks us through the importance of oral health basics. Here’s how to care for your teeth properly.