5 reasons that older adults need to exercise

A recent study published in the New York Times found that exercise might increase the brain’s flexibility.  Yet another reason in a long list supporting the health benefits of physical activity as we age. Not convinced? Here are our top 5 reasons why you need to prioritize exercise. Get out of your comfort zone: Trying…

Four Lifestyle Factors that Affect Brain Health

What’s the most important thing we can do to maintain brain health as we age? According to a new study, it’s not one thing but a combination of several things that may help slow cognitive decline in older adults. A recent study was done over three years with nearly 1,700 older adults who had mildmemory…

How to protect your eyes year-round

As the temperatures cool down (goodbye summer, see you next year!), the sun may be shining a little less brightly, but that doesn’t mean you should pack your shades away. Maintaining healthy eyes and vision is a year-round job. 5 ways to keep your eyes healthy throughout the year: Wear sunglasses: Prolonged exposure to ultraviolet…

Get Moving: Indoor Exercise Ideas

Some years, winter can seem endless. Between the cold temperatures, the early sundowns and (depending on where you live) the snow, it can be tempting to hide your sneakers in the back of the closet and vow to get back to a routine come spring. Don’t give into temptation! While it seems counterintuitive, getting up…

Get Moving: Fall Exercise Ideas

Fall is the perfect time to get active outdoors; not too hot and not too cold, the weather is just right. Here are five ideas for making exercise fun this autumn: Leaf Walk or Jog: The changing colors of fall foliage provide gorgeous scenery for a brisk stroll or jog. Check out a local park,…

Get Active: Move your body, support your brain health

A recent study  at the University of Maryland made a connection between moderate physical activity and protecting your brain from Alzheimer’s disease. The study’s researchers suggest that physical activity can help slow age-related shrinking of the hippocampus. Regular exercise is one of the four pillars of brain health. Even 30 minutes a day can help…

Celebrate Shape Up Month

January is National Shape Up US month, founded by the nonprofit Shape Up America!  We thought you might appreciate a few ideas to get active during the winter months and celebrate Shape Up month both indoors and outdoors: Volunteer with your local Special Olympics Go dancing Play fetch with your dog at a park Go indoor…

New Children’s Study

A study published online in PLOS-One Journal found that supplementation with 600 mg algal DHA for 16 weeks improves reading and behavior in healthy school-aged children with low reading scores. The Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) Oxford Learning and Behavior (DOLAB) trial is the first large, randomized and placebo-controlled study demonstrating the benefits of DHA in reading and…

Positive Benefits of Memorization

Recently, Best Colleges Online posted “10 Proven Brain Benefits.”  One of the key messages in the post, says Dr. Majid Fotuhi, MD, Ph.D is, “the importance of practicing preventative measures against cognitive decline early in life.”  Whether it’s a student focusing on remembering facts for an exam or a parent reading a child rhythmic patterns…

Beautiful Minds Traveling Exhibit

life’sDHA™ has partnered with the National Center for Creative Aging (NCCA) to celebrate the most beautiful minds in America. Together we invited people 55 and older to submit an essay or video describing what they are doing to keep their minds beautiful, without letting age be a barrier. Eleven men and women from across the…

AARP Life@50+ National Expo

Beautiful Minds, inspired by the National Center for Creative Aging and life’sDHA™, is a Silver Sponsor at this year’s AARP Life@50+ National Expo in New Orleans Sept. 20-22. The three-day conference is filled with live concerts, Southern food, home and garden tips, information for your health and more. The Beautiful Minds booth (#1721) will empower Americans to maintain…

Physical activity tips

Physical exercise is important for brain health, improving cognitive skills and may reduce the risks of cognitive decline. Nelson Dellis is the two-time USA Memory Champion and understands the importance of physical activity. “Physical activity helps improve circulation throughout the body and more importantly to the brain. As a result, you feel sharper and more…