Healthy Mind

Pick Berries to Protect Your Aging Brain

Those berries adorning your breakfast cereal or topping your yogurt may be doing more than merely adding fruity flavor to your day

Unhealthy Eating Makes Bad Mood Worse

If youre already worried about your weight and diet

Staying Active and Social Prolongs Life Even After 75

Even well into your golden years, exercise can extend your life-and the greatest benefits come just from getting

More Proof Staying Physically Active Keeps Your Aging Brain Sharp

Two new studies add to the evidence that staying physically active helps protect your brain-and fill in some gaps in that research

Pick Strawberries to Benefit Your Heart and Brain

With blueberries and more exotic fruits like aai getting so much press, its easy to overlook the health benefits of the good old strawberry.

Smart Fat Choices Protect Your Brain

To reduce risk of cognitive decline, consume more omega-3s and unsaturated oils, fewer foods high in saturated fat.

A Double-Edged Sword: Dont Overdo Extra Iron

Recent research indicates that getting too much iron could be a concern for older people at risk for age-related neurogenerative brain diseases, such as Alzheimers, Parkinsons and dementia.

7 Surprising Findings About Exercise and Your Health

Even the experts sometimes need a little nudge to get exercising. Miriam E. Nelson, PhD, director of Tufts John Hancock Research Center on Physical Activity

A Good Nights Sleep Boosts Your Healthy Diet and Lifestyle

Getting a good nights sleep is good for more than just feeling perkier the next morning. Studies have shown that adequate sleep contributes to healthier blood pressure, cholesterol and triglyceride levels. On the other hand, people who fall short in sleep hours are more likely to be overweight or obese and to be diagnosed with hypertension.

High-Carbohydrate Diets Connected to Cognitive Risk

Consuming too many carbohydrates could be bad for your brain, according to recent research linking high carbohydrate intake to greater risk of mild cognitive impairment.