Brain Health and Fitness Library

The way you live your life -- your lifestyle habits and health risk factors -- is the main determinant of your brain health and fitness. So you have a lot of control over your mental sharpness.

There are Six Pillars of Brain Health and Fitness:

1.  Nutrition

2.  Physical Exercise

3.  Mental Stimulation

4.  Sleep

5.  Stress Management

6.  Brain Drains

How brain-friendly your lifestyle is in these areas goes a long way in determining how well your brain will work, and for how long.

Each link above gives you access to a library of articles organized by topic.

Each article will educate you about brain health and fitness and, even better, will tell you how to rejuvenate your brain -- starting right now.

Brain Food: A Tasty Way to Brain Health

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Eating the right foods for your brain is a smart way to help improve your memory, focus, and mood, and prevent mental decline. Find out the 9 best brain foods … Your brain is a hungry little organ. Weighing in at only 3 pounds, it uses 20% of your daily calorie intake. It needs a lot […] Read more »

Brain Exercises That Keep Your Mind Sharp

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The right brain exercise delivers real improvement in memory, clarity, focus, and mood. Learn about neurobics, brain training, meditation, even knitting! Just as your body benefits from doing a variety of physical exercises — aerobics, strength training, and stretching — your mind benefits from doing various kinds of brain exercises, too.  But understanding what kinds of exercise your brain really needs […] Read more »

Choosing Memory Supplements That Work

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The best memory supplements contain two ingredients that outperform all others in boosting memory, focus, clarity and mood. Learn how they do it … Our population is growing older. More people of all ages struggle with brain fog and attention problems. Students are under constant pressure to increase mental performance. Our brains are overloaded with the million […] Read more »

Brain Vitamins Essential to a Healthy Brain

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These brain vitamins are key in helping improve your memory, focus and mood while guarding against mental and physical diseases. Make sure you’re getting enough of these … It’s impossible to get brain-healthy nutrition from diet alone these days. Stress, sugar, caffeine, tobacco, alcohol, medications, and poor digestion are just some of the issues that increase […] Read more »

Why Human Brains Have Gotten Ever Smaller


It’s widely believed that the human brain continues evolving to get bigger and smarter, but this is a myth. The average human brain (relative to body size) has been getting smaller, not larger! In the last 10,000 – 20,000 years, the average brain has shrunk the size of a tennis ball. Domestication Leads to Smaller Brains About the same time […] Read more »

Memory Enhancing Drugs – Do They Work? Worth the Risk?

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Are memory enhancement drugs really smart drugs? Do they really improve memory and focus? Read about the pros and cons of safety and effectiveness … Taking memory enhancing drugs to improve learning capacity and recall has led to an interesting debate. Athletes are considered “cheating” if they use steroids — is using drugs to gain an […] Read more »

Robin Williams and the Growing Epidemic of Depression

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Robin Williams’ suicide shocked the world. It seems unfathomable that someone so manically funny, who brought so much laughter into our lives, could be plagued with depression. As his beloved alien character Mork might have said … “Does. Not. Compute.” Outwardly, it appeared that he had everything to live for — loving family, adoration from fans, respect of […] Read more »