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


7 Ways to Keep Heart and Brain Strong

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Controlling Blood Pressure May Help Support Brain Health

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The Evils of Trans Fats, Salt and Sugar

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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 Your Couch Time Is Hurting Your Brain
Long hours sitting increase risk of memory loss

Exercise May Benefit Brain and Body
Study found that athletes who train frequently performed better on memory tests

Friends Can Benefit Heart, Brain
Social connections help improve overall health, studies suggest

Dancing Is Good for Your Brain
You might just whirl your way to better balance and a stronger 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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