In 2006, yep 13 years ago, Harvard Medical School published a succinct list; 12 Ways to Keep Your Brain Young. They have since made a few tweaks to the post, however, left it up as an active resource on their website.
It has really only been in the last few years that lifestyle health approaches in support of the brain have gone mainstream. (In fact, sometimes I even have to take a step back in making that sort of claim since I work in a proactive bubble as an integrative health focused practitioner). However, last year, popular health and wellness media sources such as Mind Body Green, put it on the top wellness trends to watch in 2019 list!
Cognitive related diseases, such as Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia, are increasing in worldwide prevalence. In fact, Alzheimer's is considered one of the fastest growing epidemics in the western world. Scientifically, we now understand that lifestyle and environmental factors do play a role in their manifestation.
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Did you read that last sentence?
I hope so. Also, this is exactly why the focus of my next free 5-day virtual challenge will be centered on simple, daily shifts in your lifestyle in further support of the health of your brain.
This will run from April 29th to May 3rd, 2019.
Participation is simple. Sign up HERE, watch your inbox for instructions, join our private Facebook group, and take advantage of the daily activities.
You may notice a few new faces or names in the streamlining of this challenge as I now have some lovely marketing consultants working in conjunction with me.
On behalf of all of us, we can't wait to see you in the challenge!
Ashley L Arnold, MBA, MPH