Awe Walks Are Good For You

Awe Walks Are Good For You

Awe and wonder are common in children. Everything they see is through new eyes. As we get older, we lose that freshness of sight. We may even experience social disconnection, more anxiety, and sadness. And these feelings were exacerbated through the pandemic. These...
Genes Are Not Your Destiny

Genes Are Not Your Destiny

What do your genes say about you? While your genetics are outside of your control, your genes are not your destiny. You may have genes that predispose you to certain health outcomes. If you do nothing to counteract them, you will develop that disease. But we know from...
Aging Well – Finding Your Definition

Aging Well – Finding Your Definition

Can you define a “well-aged” wine or cheese? Easy? How about a “well-aged” life? That becomes a little more difficult! Setting Standards Medical science gives us various ‘aging well’ standards. Some standards emphasize physical ability. Others...
Aging Well – Doing It Together

Aging Well – Doing It Together

As the year begins, I want to ask you a question. What are your views on aging? This year I want to explore what it means to age well. I also want to offer positive things you can do to improve your experience of aging. We all do it – so let’s do it well...
Guest Post: How to Promote Brain Health

Guest Post: How to Promote Brain Health

Brain health is an essential issue for older people since the brain becomes more susceptible to damage as it ages. Because of this, many people seek potential methods of improving their brain’s health and function, such as specialized care services. We all know...
Brain Health and the Power of a Positive Attitude

Brain Health and the Power of a Positive Attitude

A positive attitude has a powerful effect on both the brain and the body. Research shows that positive thinking can Improve your immune system Help you cope better with stress Make you more resilient Help you live longer In fact, the impact of a positive attitude has...
Brain Health – Check Up from the Neck Up

Brain Health – Check Up from the Neck Up

These times are certainly challenging but I find it helpful for my mental resilience to continue to set goals and move forward. Set Goals Every quarter I think it is a great time to set some new goals. At Fit Minds we like to do a Check Up from the Neck Up to set...
Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Brain Health

Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Brain Health

Omega-3 fatty acids are important for improving brain health. Research is showing that specific nutrients can affect the way our brain functions and the emotions we feel. Nutrition can impact our mood and outlook. Scientist have been working on outlining important...
Dementia and Sleep – Nine Things You Can Do To Improve Sleep

Dementia and Sleep – Nine Things You Can Do To Improve Sleep

It’s very common for individuals suffering from dementia to have trouble sleeping. What we don’t know is which comes first. Does dementia lead to disrupted sleep patterns? Or do disrupted sleep patterns have an impact on the progression of dementia? It is...
Questions Open New Horizons

Questions Open New Horizons

Every Friday I am giving you a challenge in a lifestyle area that can make a difference to brain health. Last week I gave you a Spirituality Challenge. You were supposed to write down your complaints and then reframe them into positive opportunities. If you can’t...