Brain Health and Fitness Library

The way you live your life -- the sum total of all your lifestyle habits -- is the main determinant of your brain health and fitness. So you have control over your mental sharpness.

These lifestyle habits fall into 6 main categories:

1.  Nutrition

2.  Mental Activity

3.  Physical Activity

4.  Stress Management

5.  Sleep

6.  Health Risk Factors

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.

To find the topic you're interested in, browse through the articles below or do a search in the custom search box to the right.

Each article will educate you about brain health and fitness and, altogether, they'll give you guidance on how to rejuvenate your brain -- starting right now.

12 Effects of Chronic Stress on Your Brain

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Chronic stress increases the stress hormone cortisol and affects many brain functions, putting you at risk for a host of mental conditions … Stress is an unavoidable part of modern life. There are two main kinds of stress — acute stress and chronic stress — and not […] Read more »

How to Increase Dopamine, the Motivation Molecule

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Dopamine is a key neurotransmitter for motivation, focus and productivity. Learn the symptoms of dopamine deficiency and natural ways to increase dopamine levels … There are about 100 billion neurons in the human brain — about as many stars as there are in the Milky Way. […] Read more »

9 Brain Boosting Benefits of Dark Chocolate

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Dark chocolate helps improve memory and focus and protects against brain aging. Learn why cacao nibs and cocoa powder are better than processed chocolate … “All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” – Charles M. Schulz The world loves […] Read more »