March Healthy Living: Brain Health & Going Beyond the Puzzle

March 1, 2019

Plus3's monthly health tips bring you deeper insights into a particular health topic so you can continue to grow and lead your healthiest, best self.


5 Expert-Approved Habits to Improve Brain Health

By Susan Steinbrecher,

We all know that exercise is important for physical health. Here's what you should be doing for optimal brain health.


Excerpt: "Researchers also found that nearly any type of physical activity -- walking, running, cycling, weight-lifting as well as more mindful exercise, such as yoga and tai chi, all contributed to improved cognitive performance. So if you start an exercise regimen -- stick with it -- and keep your brain functioning in top form. What else can you do to improve brain function? Quite a few things, according to experts."


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Brain Health Resources

From the Alzheimer's Association

Research is still evolving, but evidence is strong that people can reduce their risk of cognitive decline by making key lifestyle changes, including participating in regular physical activity, staying socially engaged, and maintaining good heart health.


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What you can do to prevent Alzheimer’s - Start with a Ted Talk!

By Lisa Genova TED

Alzheimer's doesn't have to be your brain's destiny, says neuroscientist and author of "Still Alice," Lisa Genova. She shares the latest science investigating the disease -- and some promising research on what each of us can do to build an Alzheimer's-resistant brain.


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