Brain Fit for Life : A User's Guide to Life-Long Brain Health and Fitness

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-09-01
  • Publisher: River Pointe Publications

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Your brain is changing throughout your entire life. Thoughts are things. They are electrical and chemical pulses that change your brain by their very existence. BrainFit for Life is an entertaining journey into your mind and brain that gives you the tools for life-long brain health and fitness. Understand which nutrients are the best raw materials to boost brain circuits. Know how to use exercise and physical activity to improve learning and memory. Learn what mental activities best sharpen your mind and cognitive function. Understand your sleep patterns to improve your memory, mood and metabolism. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Dr. Simon Evans and Dr. Paul Burghardt draw from their brain science research and public speaking experience to mix important health science with an entertaining and easy to read delivery

Table of Contents

Prefacep. 1
Laying the Foundationp. 5
Introduction To Brain Fitnessp. 6
Neural Nugget #1 - A New Pair Of Genesp. 17
The First Cornerstone - Quality Nutritionp. 21
Brain Matter Mattersp. 22
Neural Nugget #2 - Fish Foodp. 38
Food For Moodp. 41
Mind, Body & Foodp. 58
Food For Thoughtp. 73
Summarizing The Nutritional Stewp. 88
The Second Cornerstone - Physical Activityp. 90
Taking Your Brain For A Walkp. 91
Neural Nugget #3 - Oxygen For Exercise, Or Notp. 108
Moving Feelingsp. 111
Working Your Brains Offp. 126
Exercising Your Intellectp. 141
Tallying The Score For Exercisep. 162
The Third Cornerstone - Mental Activityp. 164
Mind Gamesp. 165
Neural Nugget #4 - Stressing Outp. 179
Calm Your Qualmsp. 184
Mind Over Matterp. 198
Use It To Improve Itp. 213
Melding The Mind Messagesp. 229
The Fourth Cornerstone - Optimal Sleepp. 231
Sleeping Your Way To The Topp. 232
Neural Nugget #5 - Shielding Yourself From Stressp. 250
Sleepy Feelingsp. 254
Sleep! It Does A Brain Goodp. 268
Clear Awakeningsp. 281
Successful Sleeping Summaryp. 296
Neural Nugget #6 - Ice Cream Socialsp. 298
Connecting Cornerstonesp. 300
Wrap It Up - And Take Itp. 301
About Simon & Paulp. 320
Useful Websitesp. 321
Recommended Further Readingp. 322
Literature Citedp. 324
Indexp. 336
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