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[21 Mar 2012 | No Comment | 4,857 views]
Cognitive Fitness: The Challenge of a Youthful Brain

By James M. Ellison, M.D., M.P.H
Baby boomers approaching retirement age have perhaps the most defiant attitude in history. As a group, the baby boomers are proactive and instrumental in setting goals and achieving objectives. Thus, life changes associated with aging, and particularly the twin spectrums of cognitive and physical decline and disability, will be vigorously resisted by this population. This generation is also concerned with stress-related depression and how this affects memory.
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[18 Mar 2012 | No Comment | 4,972 views]
Seven Pillars of Brain Health

By Rebecca Shafir
We treasure our memories.  But sometimes are memories are more vivid than what happened just an hour ago.  When we are overworked, sleep deprived, eating poorly, not getting enough exercise our brain plays tricks on us – we become forgetful. A summary of the research indicates that there are seven essen­tial pil­lars to main­tain a healthy brain. These are:  Phys­i­cal Exercise,  Good Nutrition,  Stress Management, Socialization, Sleep, Brain Training, Physical Exercise, and Gratitude.
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