What immediately comes to mind when someone mentions exercise? Guilt? Rationalizing? (I’m still pretty healthy even though I don’t exercise. A lot of my friends don’t exercise and they seem healthy.) Of course, not everyone should run miles at a time or lift massive weights. But there is compelling evidence to support the significant health benefits, both physical and mental, from a daily regimen of exercise appropriate for you.
Did you know that your brain accounts for only 2% of your body weight, but yet it gobbles up about 20% of your daily energy intake? That’s right, the nerve cells of the brain (neurons) require a tremendous amount of energy to operate. Unfortunately, your energy metabolism declines as you age and your brain suffers … Read more
What is resveratrol and what does it mean to our health? A polyphenolic compound, resveratrol seems to help plants and animals survive under stress. Although not yet considered a vitamin, resveratrol may also be an effective supplement against human neuro-degenerative and age-associated diseases. To better understand resveratrol’s potential benefits, let’s start with the plants that … Read more
As you age, your heart function naturally diminishes. Emerging research suggests that this could be due to changes in mitochondrial function. Therefore, improving mitochondrial function may help to keep your heart stronger, even as you age. The mitochondria, or the “powerhouses of the cell,” as you may have learned in school, are specialized organelles found … Read more
Discover how to improve working memory with these nine simple tips! RELATED: 6 Scientifically-Proven Tips to Boost Brain Power In this article: Smart Eating Exercise Your Body, Benefit Your Brain Stop Multitasking Prioritize Sleep Treat Your Brain to a New Skill Stick to a Routine Use Checklists Manage Stress Try Mindfulness Meditation Techniques 9 Ways … Read more
Circulation As we age, it’s natural for blood flow to become impeded—which can affect us in many different ways, from heart health to energy to sexual performance. However, there are many lifestyle factors that can also affect your blood flow and circulation. One huge factor that can impact blood flow is nitric oxide, a compound … Read more