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Question: What’s the best type of exercise to promote brain health?

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Answer: Cardiovascular exercise that gets the heart beating – from walking to skiing, tennis and basketball – seems to bring the greatest brain benefits; thirty to sixty minutes per day, three days a week, seems to be the best regimen.

Keep reading 20 Must-Know Facts To Harness Neuroplasticity And Improve Brain Health.

Question: Do genes determine the fate of our brains?

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Answer: No, not even close. Thanks to lifelong neuroplasticity, our lifestyles are as important as our genes–if not more–in how our brains grow and our minds evolve.

Keep reading 20 Must-Know Facts To Harness Neuroplasticity And Improve Brain Health over at The Creativity Post.

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Question: Do “brain supplements” work?

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Answer: Unless directed to address an identified deficiency, growing evidence shows that supplements do not seem to bring any sustained cognitive or brain benefits.

Keep reading 20 Must-Know Facts To Harness Neuroplasticity And Improve Brain Health over at The Creativity Post.

Question: Which is the only common leisure activity that has been associated with reduced cognitive function?

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Answer: Watching television.

Keep reading 20 Must-Know Facts To Harness Neuroplasticity And Improve Brain Health over at The Huffington Post.

Managing brains, not bodies, in the knowledge economy

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[Photo: Flickr user_DJ_, Brian Snelson via Wikimedia Commons]

This Outdated Approach To Productivity Is Bad For Your Brain (Fast Company):

“Your car has parts that perform specific tasks. The radiator cools the engine. The spark plugs ignite the gas. The intake manifold distributes air and gas evenly to the cylinders. We think of a car this way because a car is a machine.

For most of the 20th century, scientists mapped the brain in the same way Read the rest of this entry »

20 Must-Know Facts to Harness Neuroplasticity and Improve Brain Health

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June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, so let me share these 20 Must-Know Facts to Harness Neuroplasticity & Improve Brain Health that come from the hundreds of scientific and medical studies we analyzed  Read the rest of this entry »

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