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Exercise and Mental Health

Exercise and Mental Health

By Dr. Austin Perlmutter It’s not news to anyone: exercise is good for our health. What is more interesting is the recent research showing how physical activity may activate certain pathways within our immu…
Introducing the #BrainWash2021 Challenge!

Introducing the #BrainWash2021 Challenge!

The world has certainly thrown us a curveball, but there does appear to be some light at the end of the tunnel. And as we have been told so many times, when the world gives us lemons, we should make lemonade…
Choosing Your Cognitive Destiny

Choosing Your Cognitive Destiny

In 1998, Dr. Peter Eriksson published a groundbreaking report in the journal Nature Medicine in which he described, for the first time, that the process of growing new brain cells, neurogenesis, occurs in hu…
3 Ways to Care for Your Brain in a Pandemic

3 Ways to Care for Your Brain in a Pandemic

By Dr. Austin Perlmutter In the wake of the global spread of the 2019 coronavirus (COVID-19), many of us have started to think more carefully about our health. How can we reduce our risk of infection and of…
Reducing Risk for Diabetes with Exercise

Reducing Risk for Diabetes with Exercise

While there has been so much attention as of late focused on infectious diseases, there is another epidemic that may have even wider implications—type 2 diabetes. In and of itself, diabetes is a significant …
Alzheimer’s and Exercise – You Can Protect Your Brain

Alzheimer’s and Exercise – You Can Protect Your Brain

The number of Americans diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease has continued to grow at a dramatic rate. Currently, it is estimated that some 5.8 million Americans (of all ages) have Alzheimer’s disease. By and …
An Anti-Aging Medicine?

An Anti-Aging Medicine?

I recently had the unique opportunity to serve as an advisor for the development of the next XPRIZE. Many of you may have heard of the XPRIZE for space, and this new prize is, to a degree, similar. The new X…
Move Your Body – Love Your Brain

Move Your Body – Love Your Brain

How does simply moving around affect the brain? For the past several years I’ve been doing my best to get out the information that shows how aerobic exercise benefits the brain by increasing the growth of ne…
Even Mild Exercise Helps the Brain

Even Mild Exercise Helps the Brain

An important part of my lectures over the past several years has been to emphasize how our lifestyle choices, around things like sleep, diet, and exercise, will ultimately impact the destiny of our brains. F…
Father’s Exercise Habits May Benefit His Children!

Father’s Exercise Habits May Benefit His Children!

By Austin Perlmutter, MD We’re always taught to set a good example for our children, but what if your decision to exercise influenced the health of your future offspring? A recently published study in the jo…