Cognitive Fitness

Develop a Clearer, Sharper, Healthier Brain in 6 Simple Steps

STEP #1: Enjoy a Brain-Healthy Diet

Discover plant-based foods that can help prevent cognitive decline. The flexible, unrestrictive diet shown to reduce Alzheimer’s risk by up to 53% in a study. The best vitamins and nutrients for brain health and their food sources. Brain-damaging foods to avoid. Downloadable diet plans and recipes. And more.
STEP #2: Brain-Healthy Exercise

People who are more physically active are at less risk of dementia and score better on attention, verbal fluency, verbal memory and other cognitive abilities. Discover the benefits of three type of exercises plus mind/body exercises for better brain health. You’ll also get a printable exercise tracker to keep you motivated!
STEP #3: Brain-Healthy Sleep

Find out why getting the right amount of sleep is essential for locking long-term memory. Plus, see what to do if you have trouble falling asleep...daytime tips to improve nighttime sleep...non-drug approaches to help you relax and fall asleep...doctor-recommended over-the-counter and prescription sleep aids...and more.

STEP #4: Brain-Healthy Stress Management

Find out how chronic stress can damage your brain and lead to memory problems. Plus, discover practical tools and strategies to manage stress and boost resilience...stress-busting foods...how improving your gut health can relieve chronic stress...how to identify and deal with stress triggers...and more. PLUS: How stressed are you, really? Find out with our interactive quiz!
STEP #5: Brain-Healthy Relationships

Find out why healthy relationships are as important as physical activity and healthy diet for brain health. Discover simple steps to widen your social network...games that improve your ability to remember specific events...specific relationships that improve your ability to think on your feet...and more. PLUS: How lonely are you, really? Find out with our interactive quiz!
STEP #6: Brain-Healthy Challenges

Evidence shows that the more you stimulate your brain, the better you can protect yourself against the detrimental effects of aging. Discover the three rules for mental stimulation... how a certain puzzle can slow the onset of memory decline by as much as 2½ years...the astounding impact of computer-based brain training...and more.

PLUS — you’ll get a printable cognitive fitness checklist and a goal-planning worksheet to help keep you on target in your brain-building efforts!

Reference :
Harvard Medical School.
10 replies
  1. noor ahmd
    noor ahmd says:

    Your post has exceeded my expectations. It’s informative, engaging, and well-structured.

  2. Alireza noche
    Alireza noche says:

    Exercising not only helps in weight loss and fitness, and in fact has physical benefits, but also helps in brain health and better functioning.

  3. Mona javid
    Mona javid says:

    Healthy relationships are as important as diet and physical activity, and it is important because if the relationship is not based on principles and rules, like an improper diet, it will have a negative effect and cause weight gain.
    The more efficiently and usefully we use our brain and body parts, the better we can protect ourselves from aging earlier.

  4. hadis torkamandi
    hadis torkamandi says:

    The organs of the brain are in contact with each other and work under each other

  5. Dorsa dehghani fard
    Dorsa dehghani fard says:

    6steps for a healthier brain
    1) Enjoying the diet = the diet should be flexible and without restrictions.
    2) Exercise = preventing dementia and helping cognitive abilities
    3) Sleep = help with long-term memory
    4) Stress management = prevention of brain damage and memory problems
    5) Healthy relationships = healthy social network
    6) Health challenges = prevent the harmful effects of aging.
    Dorsa dehghani fard

  6. Azadeh shokri
    Azadeh shokri says:

    Hi professor
    I think as the body of physical activity a healthy diet and healthy diet and healthy stuff have an impact.
    Fruits, vegetables and green tea contain antioxidants that are very effective of memory

  7. Niloofar khoshdel
    Niloofar khoshdel says:

    Hello, my dear teacher I am niloofar khoshdel from Iranian University Sometimes we humans ignore the beneficial and valuable effects of exercise and healthy food for different reasons Although we know how much it can positively affect the health of the body and even the soul Brain activities like the puzzle you mentioned and solving the table and practicing memory and targeted study can have a great impact on dementia and memory that we sometimes forget! During exercise, the release of hormones causes freshness and vitality, and it causes health both physically and mentally

  8. نیلوفر نیکوئی
    نیلوفر نیکوئی says:

    I couldn’t find the interactive quiz mentioned in step 5 & 6 Sir. would you please help me with this?

  9. نیلوفر نیکوئی
    نیلوفر نیکوئی says:

    What I’ve found out through the article is there are some steps that should be taken for maintaining mental fitness : Diet, Exercise, Quality sleep, Stress Management, Healthy Relationships and Brain-Healthy Challenges
    But how? googling? How can we evaluate our findings are reliable?


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