Staying Sharp

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These are stressful, worrisome times and – sorry, folks – here’s one more thing to worry about: The fact that getting too stressed about it could weaken your immune system just when you need it to be as strong as possible.
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Leisure activities could slow brain aging by 4 years
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Toss a handful of almonds or walnuts on your cereal or salad, mix some cashews into your dinner stir-fry or just munch some peanuts for a quick snack. It’s a daily habit that may be the key to improving your brain health — and it may only take a couple of teaspoons.
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Could poor health actually shrink your brain?
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Need to jog your memory? Do a little exercise. Even a single, short session is all it may take to give your brain a memory boost.
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Brain fog can be a symptom of a poor diet, and these common foods are among the biggest culprits.
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Thanks, Mother Nature. Your delicious maple syrup may also be fuel for the brain. Here’s how its potent compounds may protect us from Alzheimer’s and other brain diseases.
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Turns out, a lot of what we’ve been told about keeping our brains healthy as we age is false. Let’s clear the air and find out what’ll actually help.
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Family and friends are both key players in our lives. But one group is a better indicator of health and happiness in older adults.
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Score one for books. Picking up a good page-turner is entertaining and great for your brain, not to mention your long-term health. Take that, Netflix.
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