Did you know that your brain health is linked to your overall physical health, functional health and performance? In fact, your brain is involved in all aspects of life – It is an organ of health monitoring, regulation, performance, judgment, and decision making. Our brain is the most complex organ in the body as well as the most metabolic organ in the body and requires the largest percentage of calories and oxygen to power it. The brain is also fragile and can be damaged by disease and sub-par lifestyle choices.
As we age, it’s normal for us to become more aware and concerned about our cognitive health and overall wellness. In many instances, it’s the cognitive decline and wellness of a parent, spouse or sibling that becomes an issue of concern. Alzheimer’s disease is the most feared disease for people over the age of 60. Surprisingly, most people don’t know that they can significantly reduce their risk for cognitive decline, Alzheimer’s and other diseases of aging.