It goes without saying that practicing regular exercise offers plentiful benefits for our overall health, but as we age, engaging in the same exercise regimes that we did in our youth might not be possible or even advisable. However, a new study focused on people in their … [Read more...] about Simple movement is connected to better brain health in older adults
Earlier this year, we discussed how socialization can help prevent cognitive decline. Now, additional research from Penn State’s Center for Healthy Aging has further solidified this correlation with evidence that social interactions can immediately impact cognitive … [Read more...] about New study confirms brain benefits of regular socialization
When you go through a night or several nights of little to no sleep, a common tactic is to use the weekend to catch up on all those lost zzz’s. The question is: Does this strategy actually work? According to Fiona Barwick, director of the Cognitive Behavioral Sleep Medicine … [Read more...] about Is it possible to make up for lost sleep on the weekend?
While being optimistic can benefit your own well-being in a great number of ways, a new study shows that having a positive state of mind may contribute to the health of our partner too. The results of the new research, which looked at 4,500 heterosexual couples over the age of … [Read more...] about Having an optimistic partner could help prevent dementia
We all know that moving our bodies is critical for physical health, but it may also be critical for cognitive health, or more specifically, for preventing dementia. A systematic review of 36 studies found that regular exercise, including bicycling, jogging, walking, and swimming, … [Read more...] about Want to prevent dementia? Get outside and move your body