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8. Heart-Brain Healthy Habits

Our 10-day plan and sample recipes can give you a jump-start on healthy eating habits that will benefit your heart and brain. Diet is only part of the equation, however: Getting plenty of physical activity, sleeping well, and keeping your stress level down are essential, too.
Exercise Dividends
The scientific evidence that

6. Meet the Macronutrients

Much of the debate in recent years about how best to feed your heart and brain has focused on “macronutrients”—proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. These are the nutrients your body needs in the largest amounts to function properly. The macronutrients provide your body with energy in the form of calories. (Micronutrients,

3. The Foods You Need

Nutrition scientists often differentiate between “energy-dense” and “nutrient-dense” foods. In terms of nutrition, “energy” equals calories, so foods that are energy-dense contain a lot of calories for the amount of food—sugar, for example, which packs 773 calories per cup. The same amount of a non-energy dense food like chopped carrots,

2. Healthy Eating Patterns

A diet that supports heart and brain health is more than just eating an extra piece of fruit and occasionally eating salmon instead of steak. Rather than thinking solely in terms of individual foods or getting enough of certain vitamins and minerals, it’s important to focus on a healthy overall

1. Healthy Heart, Healthy Brain

Before you begin reading this book, you might be wondering if it’s worth making dietary and lifestyle changes to protect your heart and your brain—especially if cardiovascular disease or dementia runs in your family. Genetics certainly play a role, but your genes are not your destiny. Research suggests a healthy

6. Lifestyle: Living Your Best Life

It is never too late to make changes in your lifestyle that can have far-reaching health benefits. The human body can be amazingly resilient, capable of bouncing back from past damage or injury in many instances. Your body can become healthier and more fit at any stage in life if

3. Your Cognitive Health

The mind-body connection is a strong one and just as strength-training has been shown to improve cognitive function, tending to your mental well-being can benefit your physical health. Maintaining an active, engaged mind and positive mental outlook can help you live a fuller life and lower your risk of certain

2. The Benefits of Physical Activity

Physical activity is essential for everyone. It improves mood, reduces stress, and can even help decrease the pain of osteoarthritis. In fact, there are few diseases or conditions for which exercise hasn’t shown some positive impact. Multiple studies over the years have provided further evidence to these benefits. For example,

From the Editor

The World Health Organization defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” While critics have argued that this definition is too idealistic and would leave many people categorized as “unhealthy”, it underscores the idea that your health

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