One of my biggest fears is losing my mind or my memory . . . or both. So, I keep up on the latest research on ways to keep my brain strong, sharp and brilliant.
There’s so much we know about how our brains function compared to even a few years ago. But, that doesn’t make them any less complicated. Our brains have a huge job to do with lots of responsibilities. Here are just a few of the things your brain is doing for you right now:
It turns out there’s a lot we can do to keep our brains working at full capacity, and one simple rule stands out: What’s good for your heart is good for your bones, is good for your weight, is good for your mood, is good for your libido, is good for your overall health . . . and is really great for your brain.
Instead of easing off the weights as you age . . . Bump up your strength training.
A recent study found that women who worked out with weights twice a week had less brain shrinkage than those who trained only once a week or did only stretching exercises. Another study says that middle-aged adults who stay in good shape can cut their dementia risk by 40 percent.
Here are ten small science-backed steps to a brilliant brain:
BONUS TIP FOR A BRILLIANT BRAIN: DON’T SMOKE!
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