Nature is Vital to Your Health

As we talk about staying healthy as we age, there is something that has been proven to improve our mental and physical health: being in nature.  In the 1980s, there was a health crisis in Japan due to overwhelming stress at work.  Tomohide Akiyama of the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries coined theContinue reading “Nature is Vital to Your Health”

A Balanced Way to Exercise your Brain

So what do we actually need to do to keep our brains functioning as well as possible as we get older? In The Mature Mind, Dr. Gene Cohen writes about how challenging physical and mental exercise stimulate brain growth factors, chemicals that cause primitive brain cells to mature into neurons.  Physical and psychological stress canContinue reading “A Balanced Way to Exercise your Brain”

A Healthy Mind in Midlife and Beyond

Okay, so it may have taken a moment to realize that I was placing the yogurt container into the dish cabinet instead of taking it back to the fridge.  And I can’t remember a name to save my life.  I can, however, help my daughter translate a Latin sentence, watch the Cubs and the SunsContinue reading “A Healthy Mind in Midlife and Beyond”