Andrew Bret Wallis
If there is one thing that worries us more than ageing or cancer, it's the thought of losing our mind to Alzheimer's disease or other form of dementia. Keeping your brain in shape in the best investment you can ever make to stay sharp, focused and happy at any age, and it all starts with lifestyle.
While there can be no guarantee that following a brain healthy lifestyle will prevent dementia, there is increasing evidence it can help to maintain normal cognition and potentially delay the onset of symptoms by a number of years.
With work so busy and peppered with distractions it's easy to fall into the trap of thinking the only way to work at our best is to focus hard while fending off those pesky interruptions. But this denies our brain the opportunities that abound to use distractions to our benefit and boost productivity.
The benefit of exercise for good health is not in dispute. But when it comes to brain health, should we be going for the leotard or the Lycra?