Staying Sharp

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If you enjoy munching on peanuts or using olive oil when you cook, you’re not just titillating your taste buds. You’re also consuming monounsaturated fats.
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If you can’t start your morning without caffeine, you’re not alone. More than 60% of Americans drink coffee every day, the National Coffee Association says.
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You know you shouldn’t drink too much, but you’ve probably heard that one or two drinks a day could have health benefits. Well, it may not be that simple.
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It’s a common complaint among older adults: You’re constantly cold. But the reason isn’t just winter — your brain may be partly to blame.
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You may not give much thought to B vitamins, but they provide valuable benefits that keep your body running and help your brain stay strong.
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It’s true that cognitive changes may happen as we get older. So how do you support a healthy brain into your 70s and beyond? Here are some suggestions.
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Research has found that our brains benefit both from the heady throes of falling into a new love and the steady glow of longtime love.
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Music’s effects are remarkable, no matter what type of music you enjoy listening to or performing, according to research.
Nick Krembs smiling as he gardens on one knee with others
In the 1970s, Nick Krembs headed east to live where there are woods and mountains. Now in his 70s, he's still enjoying the outdoors — through trail work.
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If you like to do strength training exercises, you may be doing your brain a favor as those workouts have been linked to better memory.
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