6 Ways You Can Boost Your Heart and Brain Health

These small, easy changes to your lifestyle can help you reap big health rewards towards your longevity!

6 Ways You Can Boost Your Heart and Brain Health

You don’t need to go far out of your way to help improve your heart health and brain function. In fact, the following quick and easy tips can help you get onto the road of longevity!

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You Really Are What You Eat

Everyone's brain shrinks as they get older, but a recent study published in the journal Neurology found that people in their mid-70s who ate a Mediterranean-style diet lost less brain mass than people who ate a diet more typical of their native Scotland. Previous research has linked the same diet to a reduced risk of heart disease, stroke and some cancers.

So be sure to grab olive oil, nuts, and fresh salads and vegetables during your next visit to the supermarket.

Will you ever feel comfortable in your own skin? That is, if you don't make an effort to protect it? Although 64% of adults do report wearing sunscreen when outside for prolonged periods of time, it turns out that only about 10% of people surveyed actually protect themselves daily, according to a recent review.

No matter what your skin tone is, unless you live in a cave with no sunlight, daily protection with either sunscreen, sunblock or protective clothing can not only protect you from developing sunburns (ouch!) but can significantly reduce your risk of developing skin cancer, particularly the deadliest type called melanoma. In addition, for those of you wanting to keep your youthful looks, daily sunscreen has been shown to reduce the development of wrinkles. A great teacher once told me that the best way to not have wrinkles is not to get them in the first place (think of how much money you can save on useless creams that claim to diminish wrinkles).

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