Water, Water, Water

Water, Water, Water

Water plays an important role in good brain functioning.Our bodies require water to hydrate the blood and tissues, lubricate our joints, regulate temperature, and moisten the lungs to allow for breathing. So those stiff joints may actually be a lack of proper...
Nurture a Sense of Wonder

Nurture a Sense of Wonder

A sense of wonder can improve engagement with life. Increased engagement with life makes life more meaningful. An important aspect of brain health is having meaning in your life. At Fit Minds we think of meaning as the sixth and overarching element of brain health....
Your “FAT” Brain

Your “FAT” Brain

Did you know that fat is good for your brain. And that you need fat in your diet. We are also told that what’s good for your heart is good for your brain.   But everyone knows that fat is bad for your heart … so are these statements contradictory?...
Vitamin D and Brain Health

Vitamin D and Brain Health

Vitamin D is important for brain health. It is also important for the health of your immune system and may play an important role as a protective measure against severe COVID-19 symptoms.   Vitamin D and COVID-19 COVID-19 research is significant but with a...
Bounce Back – Building Personal Resilience

Bounce Back – Building Personal Resilience

Will you bounce back from these challenging times? Do you feel stretched to your limit? We can grow when we face challenges or we can crumble. Growing in our mental resilience or ‘bounce back-ability’ is key. Bounce Back In their book Resilience: Why...
Dance: Exercise Your Mind and Body To Protect Your Brain

Dance: Exercise Your Mind and Body To Protect Your Brain

Thomas Carlyle famously said, “No pressure, no diamonds.”   Diamonds don’t form without pressure, and the analogy can be stretched to putting pressure on your brain through ‘thinking’ can also keep it sparkly and strong. Okay – maybe it is a silly analogy but the...
Aging Well

Aging Well

Can you define a “well-aged” wine or cheese? Easy? How about a “well-aged” life? A little more difficult! Medical science gives us various ‘aging well’ standards. Some standards emphasize physical ability. Others emphasize social activity. And...
Blue-Light Therapy. Can it heal the brain?

Blue-Light Therapy. Can it heal the brain?

Blue-light therapy shows promising results in healing the brain. Researchers at the University of Arizona gave individuals with a mild traumatic brain injury daily morning light therapy over a six-week period. One group received blue light therapy and the placebo...
Is Your Mom or Dad Getting Enough Sleep?

Is Your Mom or Dad Getting Enough Sleep?

How would you rate their sleep quality? Are they sleeping a lot during the day and then not very much at night? Are you worried that they are not well-rested when they wake up in the morning? Getting a good night’s sleep is critical for good brain health, yet many...
Tips for the Holidays

Tips for the Holidays

Does the upcoming holiday season fill you with dread? Are you wondering how you are going to survive? The Christmas holidays are a wonderful time of year when family and friends get together. But they can also add stress to our lives. particularly when we are...