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Keep Your Brain Close to Your Heart

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How can heart-healthy habits give your brain a boost?

Brain health is interconnected with heart health. Practices that support cardiovascular health also support cognition and brain performance, revealing a heightened payoff for healthy habits.


The brain relies upon a rich network of blood vessels to deliver nutrients needed for normal functioning. When you exercise your body, you exercise more than your muscles. Physical activity can boost blood flow to the brain, reduce inflammation and lower stress hormones.


  • Creating a routine for healthy exercise to raise your heartrate
  • Eating a variety of vegetables, fruits, nuts, legumes and healthy fats and oils
  • Minimizing the frequency of red meat, dairy products and sweets in your diet
  • Consulting with a health care professional before making any broad changes to your diet or activities

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