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.

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. See if you’re deficient … 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 your need […] Read more »

Why Human Brains Have Gotten Ever Smaller

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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 »

20 Medications That Cause Memory Loss

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Prescription drugs cause over 100,000 deaths per year and cause another 1.5 million people to experience side effects so severe they must be hospitalized. Adverse drug reactions are now the fourth leading cause of death in the US. (1)  Every medication carries some risks and memory loss is a very common side effect. The Top 3 Types […] Read more »

Lyme Disease: A Hidden Cause of Mental Decline and Alzheimer’s?

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Deer ticks. Lyme disease. These words might be enough to keep you indoors this summer. First discovered in Lyme, Connecticut, this disease is now found in all 50 US states and on every continent except Antarctica. Last summer the Center for Disease Control announced that the current rate of Lyme disease was found to be ten times higher […] Read more »