brain health

neurotoxins | Longevity LIVE

Neurotoxins are substances that hinder the electrical activity of nerves within the body. They prevent them from functioning properly by either over-stimulating them to death or by interrupting their communication process. Due to their impact on nerve cells, neurotoxins have been linked to brain disorders and neurodegenerative diseases such as

Get your fix from exercise

We all know that running improves aerobic fitness and is a great way to help improve cardiovascular health. Plus, it burns calories and can build strength. But did you know that running can also boost your brain health, improve memory and even counteract brain shrinkage as you age? By the

eating | Longevity LIVE

It’s important that we consume the right foods that will nourish and support our bodies and health. Furthermore, as our brain is the most important organ in our bodies, it’s vital that the foods we’re eating contain nutrients that will both nourish and protect our brain. The wrong foods, rich

brain | Longevity LIVE

For a rock-solid memory and razor-sharp brainpower, get up and move! A growing stack of research confirms that working your brain as if it were a core muscle keeps it younger and fitter. Exercise is good for your mind, for a ton of reasons. One biggie: getting active slashes stress,

Children of Centenarians

A new study led by Boston Medical Center researchers shows that children of centenarians cognitively age better compared to older adults without familial longevity. Previous research has indicated that children of centenarians have markedly reduced rates of heart attack, stroke, cancer, diabetes and hypertension compared to people born around the

memory | Longevity LIVE

If you’re looking to preserve your memory, you’ll need to ensure that you have a strong social network. According to a new study done in mice, keeping in touch with your friends over the years might be the best thing for your memory. The study Researchers from Ohio State University

foods | Longevity Live

Our brains tend to naturally shrink in volume as we age and the more they shrink, the higher the risk of our cognitive abilities being affected. However, a recent study has revealed that we can maintain a healthy brain volume by paying attention to what we eat – giving new

The wrong kinds of food can negatively affect our brain impacting our memory, our mental health and increasing the risk of Alzheimer’s. Like our bodies- our brains need the right nutrients to function. However, indulging in the wrong foods can lead to negative effects such as an increased risk of

Multilingualism | Longevity LIVE

After more than a decade of research, this much we know: it’s good for your brain to know another language. Multilingualism could prove to be a key factor in brain health. A new study from researchers at Concordia University goes further, however, focusing specifically on the effects of knowing a

Optimistic Thinking | Longevity Live

Being optimistic is a good thing. But how can positive thinking and being an optimist increase your longevity? Barrie Davenport, a personal and career coach, and founder of the blog Live Bold and Bloom, explains that positive thinking really does change your brain. “Not in some magical, woo-woo kind of