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Taking Care of Your Brain

One more reason to get a good night’s sleep The brain uses a quarter of the body’s entire energy supply, yet only accounts for about two percent of the body’s mass. So how does this unique organ receive and, perhaps more importantly, rid itself of vital nutrients? New research suggests it has to do with sleep.

The Brain-changing benefits of exercise  What’s the most transformative thing that you can do for your brain today? Exercise! says neuroscientist Wendy Suzuki. Get inspired to go to the gym as Suzuki discusses the science of how working out boosts your mood and memory—and protects your brain against neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s.

What you can do to prevent Alzheimer’s  Alzheimer’s doesn’t have to be your brain’s destiny, says neuroscientist and author of “Still Alice,” Lisa Genova. She shares the latest science investigating the disease—and some promising research on what each of us can do to build an Alzheimer’s-resistant brain.

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