Avocados – are they good for my Brain?

Yes! Avocados are great brain food, in moderation. (See more about this below). What you eat affects how well you think. Just as your body needs to be in peak condition as you approach your 40’s and 50’s, to have a memory that keeps growing and never lets you down,...

Can you grow your Hippocampus?

A pair of thumb-sized structures deep in the center of the human brain are critical for our ability to learn and remember. Thanks to their shape, each of them is called hippocampus — which means seahorse in Greek. These brain areas have the unique capacity to generate...

Aerobic exercise enhances neuron growth.

Science suggests it’s possible to make new brain cells and improve your memory. The key is to get moving. It was once thought the brain could not create new cells. You simply used what you were born with, and if they died through age or injury, that was that....

Get the most out of your workout.

Harvard Health, May 2021 Whether you’re an exercise novice or a gym regular, these tips can help you get the most out of your workout. When it comes to exercise, timing is everything — but not in the way we normally think about timing. What matters most is...

A Guide to Stretching

“Most people know they need to stretch more, but find it burdensome or are not sure what to do,” says Urvashi Chogle, a physical therapist at Harvard-affiliated Spaulding Rehabilitation Network. Regular stretching becomes especially important as you age....

Golf Twice a Week is Not Enough!

We asked reader Valerie Martin to share why active ageing is SO important. I was inspired some years ago by seeing a participant in the World Veterans Games held in Auckland.She was from the UK, 94 years old and competing in the 100 metres. She won and received her...