According to Sign On San Diego getting fit is more than just trimming the waist, toning the biceps and strengthening the heart and lungs. It’s also about building brain power.
“Many of the things that we now know to be associated with heart health and general fitness are also associated with keeping the brain healthy,” says Michael Kabat, neuropsychologist at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla. “If you smoke, eat a high-fat diet, are inactive and live a lifestyle that promotes vascular disease, you’re not just at risk for heart disease. These things also impact brain function.”
Doing things that challenge the brain, like learning to play the guitar, have been shown to help form new connections between different parts of the brain and repair some that are damaged. Scientists believe if the brain builds up a reserve of strength, it may be able to extend mental fitness longer and stave off memory loss.
Dr Stuart Kincaid encourages his patients who are consulting about a tired aging face that doesn’t match the way they feel, to consider a facelift. Some patients believe that it is a drastic step; but the facelift is actually one of the best plastic surgery values. Patients maintain a more youthful appearance for the rest of their lives even as they continue to age. Often a browlift and eyelift can be performed at the same time for a total more complete and youthful appearance.
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