Follow these 9 Keys for a more youthful brain.

 

A Resilient Brain Is:

1.ACTIVE

Staying in motion makes the brain bigger, stronger, and faster while protecting against harmful effects of stress.

2.RESTED

Sleep is the most powerful means to promote mood, memory, and healing.

3.NOURISHED

A brain-supporting approach to diet encompasses whole and plant-based foods, healthy fats, fiber, and probiotics.

 

A Vibrant Mind Is:

4.CURIOUS

Novelty, play, and wonder act as potent brain “fertilizers” that reboot the brain.

5.FLEXIBLE

Learn to adapt and respond more flexibly to change, through meditation and other means.

6.OPTIMISTIC

Cultivating optimism supports greater resilience against age-related challenges and setbacks.

 

An Awakened Heart Is:

7.EMPATHETIC

Practicing empathy skills promotes contentment, calmness, and satisfaction—and influences the brains of those with whom we interact.

8.CONNECTED

Mental and physical health depend on how well social connections provide meaning, purpose, and direction.

9.AUTHENTIC

Learn to stop living out others’ expectations and live from your own deeper wisdom.