Introduction: hacks for better brain health

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I hope to offer you practical tips and tools that will lead to a healthier brain, which should result in a happier, better, and longer life in general. When I talk about a healthier brain I mean reducing Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, memory loss, and stroke as a few examples. Just reducing these tragic diseases will lead to less suffering and hence greater happiness, and by default a longer, healthier life.

On the other end of the spectrum I will offer suggestions to increase energy, improve memory, increase alertness, and how to make better decisions. Additionally, this healthier brain, be it from the actual tasks you perform to improve your brain health, or from the development of good choices, will lead to you making even better choices (positive feedback loop). I will at some later time suggest that a good life is largely due to us making good choices in a consistent manner.

Now for a first tip – time tested and true according to all the latest scientific results – a healthy body, a healthy mind (Roman poet Juvenal; men should pray for a “sound mind in a sound body” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juvenal).

Exercise in its many and various forms is not only good for your body, but also for your mind. I will be going into full details (for those that cannot wait and want the scientific data check out this review https://www.nature.com/nrn/journal/v9/n1/abs/nrn2298.html) – but if you want to really jump ahead – get out there and move. Walk, dance, jog, run, jump, lift – just get out there and move your body – your brain will thank you. Make that choice.

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