Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Strong bond with parents leads to healthy children > 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 in Newsletters Work-family balance More: Daily Dose: Strong bond with parents leads to healthy children Health-in-Motion advertisement Other news Sex What switches our sex drive on and off? Medical How older people can prevent harmful drug interactions Lifestyle Healthy diet protects teens against later weight gain Parenting Childhood gardening may encourage fruit and veg consumption Fitness Working out in the concrete jungle Lifestyle How long has your doctor been on duty? From our sponsors How to still have a good life with diabetes Eye-Q: R50 off! Lose weight Otrivin Menthol relieves sinus congestion Live healthier Love coffee? Your heart may too » What to eat for white teeth Bad foods for teeth-whitening Do any of these drinks cause your teeth to hurt? Savour your coffee – with a bright smile Here's how to stop coffee from staining your teeth while enjoying all its health benefits. Get your groove back! » Get your move on! Morning run? 5 exercises to start your summer fitness regime 6 easy ways to make your workout fun again Some inspiration to make sure your workout routine don't become tedious.