Cooper Corner Health & Wellness Resources
From the Health & Wellness Experts at Cooper Aerobics
December is Brain Health Month
Brain health is the state of brain functioning across all brain domains including cognitive, sensory, social-emotional, behavioral and motor domains. Brain health allows a person to realize their full potential throughout their life, even in the presence of other disorders.
Brain health is influenced by many factors related to physical health, environment, safety and security, life-long learning and social connection as well as access to quality services. All these things are a part of the way our brains develop, adapt and respond to stress and adversity. Optimizing brain health by addressing these factors improves mental and physical health, leading to greater overall well-being.
five ways to boosts brain power
As you age, the brain shrinks, often leading to cognitive decline. Cooper Clinic Physician Christopher Abel, M.D., shares five lifestyle choices you can make now to help boost your brain power as you age. Read article.
preventing the risk of alzheimer's disease
While there is no cure for Alzheimer's, you can take practical steps to lower your risk of developing the debilitating disease. Engaging your brain daily, exercising regularly and taking your vitamins are a few of the healthy habits Kenneth H. Cooper, M.D., M.P.H, recommends. View infographic.
exercise move: Agility Ladder Exercises for Brain Health
Exercising regularly can improve cognitive function, spatial awareness and balance. Watch Christian Mazur, Professional Fitness Trainer, demonstrate agility ladder exercises to promote active aging and brain health. Watch Exercise Move video.