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Brain Health 101 Challenge

Learn about the six pillars of brain health with neurosurgeon and CNN chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta, M.D.

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Experience this Challenge

Neurosurgeon and CNN chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta, M.D., takes you through six key science-based brain health pillars, the foundation for Staying Sharp.

Learn about building lifelong, healthy habits at any age — and gain strategies for achieving better sleep, relaxation, connection and energy to help you live your best life.

 With this challenge, you'll get access to a variety of tools including:

  • A sleep calculator tool

  • Meditations

  • Food swaps

  • Exercise videos

  • Brainteasers

  • A 24-page companion workbook

Cover of the Brain Health 101 Workbook excerpt in which a lady is playing a guitar.

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Get a head start with a free workbook excerpt from the "Brain Health 101 Workbook."

Sanjay Gupta's "Keep Sharp: Keep Sharp: Build a Better Brain at Any Age" book cover

Sanjay Gupta, M.D., is the author of Keep Sharp: Build a Better Brain at Any Age, based in part on the work of AARP’s Global Council on Brain Health (published by Simon & Schuster in cooperation with AARP).

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