Making the nutritional grade

As we enter 2016, many of us are thinking about our health and nutrition. After the indulgences of the holiday season, it’s time to take a closer look at what’s on our plate. When it comes to getting essential nutrients through food, it’s not enough to add the right foods to your menu, you also need…

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…

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…

Celebrate Shape Up Month

One of the four dimensions of brain health is being physically active, which is one of many great reasons to exercise. Here’s another: January is National Shape Up US month, founded by the nonprofit Shape Up America! Here are some ideas on how to celebrate Shape Up month by staying active during the winter months:…

Summer outdoor exercise tips from the two-time USA Memory Champion

Exercise significantly improves your health in many ways — from helping to maintain a healthy weight and keeping cholesterol levels in check, to maintaining good blood flow to the body and encouraging growth of new brain cells and connections. Nelson Dellis is the two-time USA Memory Champion, who can memorize more than 300 numbers in a…

Physical activity supports brain health

In honor of the Olympics, we are celebrating physical activity! While we are not all elite athletes, we can still incorporate physical activity into our daily lives. Exercise does more than burn calories to help our bodies stay in shape – it also supports our brain health. David Perlmutter, M.D., Board-Certified Neurologist and Fellow of the…

Let’s Get Fit – The Physically Active Mind

No matter your age, a healthy body is the key to a healthy brain. Make a commitment today to get your body and your brain working together. Here are some helpful tips for a physically active mind: Engage in physical activity for at least 30 minutes a day to encourage new brain cells and connections;…