Brain Fitness

11 Ways to Boost Your Brain Power

Written by 
Canyon Ranch Staff
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Param Dedhia, M.D.

Like other parts of the body that show signs of aging, your brain also declines as you get older. And while you can’t put your brain on a treadmill or give it a set of dumbbells to lift, there are some proven techniques that can help keep your brain fit. Check out these tips to strengthen your mental acuity.

Activities That Work Out Your Brain

Written by 
Canyon Ranch Staff
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Mark Liponis, M.D.

What’s the best way to keep a muscle healthy and strong? Challenge it. The same can be said for your brain, and certain types of activities do a particularly good job of keeping your mind on its proverbial toes. Consider putting these brain-bending activities on your to do list.

Brain Superfoods

Written by 
Maridel Reyes
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Lisa L. Powell, M.S., R.D.N.

How can food help you think faster, perform better, preserve your memory and even improve your mood? The truth is you probably have superfoods within arm’s reach right now. Nourish your brain to stay sharp today and for many tomorrows.

How Your Brain Changes with Age

Written by 
Maridel Reyes
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Param Dedhia, M.D.

Like the rest of your body, your brain changes with each passing year. It sounds scary, but the process is natural and it happens to everyone. Take an active role in slowing negative effects and working to stay sharper, longer.

Smart Eating for a Healthier Brain

Written by 
Richard Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.S.

Good eating is central to a healthy brain, and at Canyon Ranch, we’ve developed strategies for your meals that will keep your mind in optimal health for the rest of your life.

The Best Way to Help Prevent Alzheimer’s

Written by 
Holly Pevzner
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Mark Liponis, M.D.

Alzheimer’s is a complicated, poorly understood disease, bore and more evidence shows that chronic inflammation, a process in which one’s immune system gets stuck in the “on” position and causes damage, could be behind many Alzheimer’s cases.

Your Brain On…Exercise

Written by 
Maridel Reyes
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Cynthia Geyer, M.D.

Exercise. It’s good for the body, but it’s also good for the brain. And those mood-boosting hormones that kick in—often called “runner’s high”—are only part of the story. Regular exercise makes your brain stronger, fitter and sharper. Here’s what happens over the course of a typical workout.

Your Brain On…Sleep

Written by 
Canyon Ranch Staff
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Param Dedhia, M.D.

We all aim for a good night’s rest in order to feel energized and alert the next day, but sleep is imperative to maintaining a strong memory as well as the ability to learn and recall skills and tasks—now and in the future. Give your brain the time it needs to properly transfer and store information.