The Physically Active Mind

Your Physical Health Impacts Your Brain Health

Overall physical health is closely linked to brain health, making a healthy body key to a healthy brain. Exercise significantly improves health in many ways, from helping to maintain a healthy weight and keeping cholesterol levels in check, to maintaining good blood flow to the body and brain and encouraging the growth of new brain cells and connections.

Helpful Tips for a Physically Active Mind:

  • Make time for at least 30 minutes of exercise every day of the week. Exercising is a stress reliever and can even help you feel younger.
  • Get approximately seven to eight hours of sleep each night.
  • See your doctor regularly and sign up for health insurance if you don’t already have a plan.
  • Don’t use tobacco.
  • Maintain a healthy weight and minimize your risk for diabetes, high cholesterol and hypertension.
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