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What can exercise do for your brain?

What can exercise do for your brain?

Our friends at Tufts University recently offered an update on the important link between exercise and brain health. In the past, Juvenon has featured several interesting posts covering this topic, and we believe it is worthy of further exploration. Scientists discovered that the number of nerve cells in the brain typically decreases with age, and the levels of the chemical substances involved in sending messages in the brain change. Although researchers aren't sure about the exact mechanism, exercise is strongly associated with protection against age-related decline in cognitive function. Regular physical activity also may help postpone the decline in your...

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Swedish Study: Dementia skips fit folks!

Swedish Study: Dementia skips fit folks!

Dodge dementia with exercise, study proves According to a recent article in Easy Health Options, there’s now even more proof that exercise and brain health go hand in hand. Want to boost your brain power? Maintain your memory? Reverse age-related brain shrinkage? Then hop on that bike, roll out that yoga mat, dust off those weights and exercise. But as simple as that sounds, you may be wondering how much exercise it actually takes to keep your brain healthy. More specifically, how much time do you have to put in to prevent the most dreaded of age-related diseases — dementia?...

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Spicy Curry Soup with Chicken

Spicy Curry Soup with Chicken

Tired of the same humdrum weeknight dinners? We’ve adapted a recipe from Tufts University that is sure to spice things up a bit. This healthy entrée is full of flavor and easy to prepare. Try it out tonight! Preparation: 10 minutes • Cooking: 30 minutes • Yield: 4 servings INGREDIENTS 4 ribs celery 4 carrots 2 leeks 8 cloves garlic 16 oz chicken tenders or boneless, skinless chicken breast 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar Tbsp red curry paste 2 Tbsp ground turmeric 2 Ground black pepper to taste 8 shiitake or brown mushrooms STEPS 1. Wash the celery and carrots and...

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Pickleball: A Fun Way for Seniors to Get Active

Pickleball: A Fun Way for Seniors to Get Active

Our friends at Humana just shared a great video that will introduce you to the world of pickleball. Pickleball is a fun, easy-to-learn sport that can get people of all ages moving and healthy. Pickleball is more than just an interesting name! A cross between tennis, badminton and ping pong, pickleball can be played one-on-one or two-on-two. The sport, which is especially popular with seniors, is quickly growing in popularity. There are nearly 13,000 pickleball courts nationwide, and the sport is one of 19 played at the National Senior Games.

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