Staying Sharp

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Tapping into your reserves of mental toughness and inner strength — known as resilience — may help you feel more positive and in control.
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Five years ago, three friends who loved the outdoors quit their jobs, traded their homes for RVs and began hiking their way across the country.
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We all know what sugar does to our waistlines. And our teeth. But what about our brains?
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Understanding differences between individuals is crucial for understanding how memory functions or declines in older adults, researchers say.
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Aerobic exercise — which gets your heart pumping out more oxygen-carrying blood — may play a role in improving your thinking and memory skills.
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A yearly shot to prevent flu or pneumonia might reduce your chances of getting dementia.
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To substantially lower your risk of dementia caused by Alzheimer’s disease, here’s a to-do list that a new study suggests may help.
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A study finds yoga plus medication may bring greater relief.
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Some research finds it’s not just what you eat, it’s when you eat it.
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There is plenty of research that exercise benefits the brain, but could having a healthy brain also push us to exercise?
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