On Aging: The Good Brain

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The brain is like a muscle. When it is in use we feel very good. Understanding is joyous.

~Carl Sagan

5 Steps to a Good Brain

  1. Increased Physical Activity
  2. Blood pressure management
  3. Cognitive Training (Growth Mindset = Novelty/Complexity daily)
  4. Deep Sleep
  5. Social Capital

See

On Physical Activity:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/daviddisalvo/2018/02/20/study-finds-link-between-physical-fitness-and-brain-health/#7b3c40a372c9

On Blood Pressure:

https://www.webmd.com/hypertension-high-blood-pressure/news/20180711/study-high-blood-pressure-threatens-aging-brain#1

On Cognitive Training: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/01/180123112606.htm

On Sleep:

Your brain cleans itself best with the right kind of sleep

On Social Capital:

Social ties could preserve memory, slow brain aging

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