Cycling May Increase Brain’s Density and Connectivity

We often talk about the benefits of different physical exercise on the brain, but here’s a new one that’s being studied: cycling. A recent study from the Netherlands found that people who used an exercise bike for 6 months saw an increased density and connectivity in their brain’s white matter. The finding was seen in both people with…

To Improve Math Skills, Take a Walk

A recent study from Italy has found that mental addition and subtraction can be improved by taking a walk. The study, which involved 52 people, found that people performed mental math problems better when they were walking around instead of sitting down. Specifically, they were much better at adding numbers when they turned right, and…

Recipe for Brain Health: Roasted Broccoli & Red Onions with Parmesan

Cruciferous vegetables–like broccoli–have proven brain health benefits. In a very large study in women in their 60s, researchers found that those who ate more leafy greens and cruciferous vegetables–like broccoli, cabbage, kale, and Brussels sprouts–showed less decline in memory, attention, and verbal abilities than women who ate less of those foods. Onions are rich in…