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4Welcome to my new blog.The aim of this blog is to share thoughts and ideas on what it takes to keep our brains working well.
There is a lot of information around on the importance of looking after our health and especially as we get older to start ensuring we maintain our health by exercising regularly and following a healthy diet.
Which is all fine if the aim is just to keep our bodies healthy. But what about our brains?
As we age, surely we need to be just as mindful of looking after and maintaining our brain.
What is it you envisage being able to do and participate in as you get older?
For many, it would seem that we expect to be able to continue doing pretty much what we already do, albeit at perhaps a slightly slower pace. We want to be able to play sport, exercise, travel, enjoy social activities with friends and families, maybe even continue on some form of business activity, and learn new skills. To do this we need more than a healthy body, we need a healthy brain too. And as the statistics point out to us we are all living longer. The down side is there is also a rapidly increasing incidence of Alzheimers and dementia.
Having a normal cholesterol level isn’t going to seem that important if I can no longer remember the names of my children.
There is a vast amount of information and knowledge that is growing daily on how we can take steps to ensure we can keep our brains active and working well and I look forward to sharing some of this with you.
So as we all live longer and enjoy healthier bodies, we need to ensure that we keep our brains healthy too.

Dr Jenny Brockis

Dr Jenny Brockis is a medical practitioner and internationally board-certified lifestyle medicine physician, workplace health and wellbeing consultant, podcaster, keynote speaker and best-selling author. Her new book 'Thriving Mind: How to Cultivate a Good Life' (Wiley) is available online and at all good bookstores.

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