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The Brain-Heart Connection

Many of the things you do to make your heart stronger may also help protect your brain. They include managing blood pressure, controlling cholesterol, reducing blood sugar, being active, eating well and lowering harmful stress. Here’s what you need to know to help protect them both.


What's Good for the Heart Is Good for the Brain


Adults age 50 and older may preserve brain health by following recommendations that will help keep blood pressure and cholesterol levels in healthy ranges.

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Most people know that high blood pressure can lead to heart attacks and strokes. But it also may put you at risk for cognitive decline and dementia.

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Not only do trans fat, sodium and sugar affect weight and vascular health, studies show they also quicken the decline of brain health, accelerating Alzheimer’s and dementia.

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Activities for Your Brain and Heart

Tennis, Swimming for Heart and Mind
Strokes in pool, on court challenge body and brain


Jump for Joy and for Brain Health
Jumping rope is a fun way to exercise

5 Ways Couch Time May Be Bad for You
Long hours sitting may increase risk of memory loss

Better Blood Flow May Help Protect Memory
Studies find aerobic exercise help pump blood to key brain regions

Walk With a Friend
Teaming up with a pal can help you meet your exercise goals

Dancing May Be Good for Your Brain
You might just whirl your way to better balance and a better mind

Food for Your Mind and Body


How to Prep a Week of Delicious Mediterranean Lunches

Salmon with Roasted Vegetables and Protein-Packed Quinoa

Grilled Chicken With Yellow Pepper-Olive Salsa

Creamy Blueberry-Pecan Oatmeal With Greek Yogurt

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