SHARPEN YOUR MIND

SHARPEN YOUR MIND

Every 65 seconds someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.

It’s not the old person’s disease you thought it was. The latest science shows that Alzheimer’s begins to develop in the brain 20 years before diagnosis, meaning you should take care for your mind as well as you take care of your muscles—even in your 20s and 30s. Here, four ways to shore up your cognitive health and in the process, feel more focused, energized, strong, and creative.

BODY-TRANSCENDING
EXERCISE
50%
If you engage in physical activity on a regular basis, you change the expression of your DNA to cause your body to make a chemical called BDNF [brain-derived neurotrophic factor], which makes your brain grow new cells and may reduce your risk for Alzheimer's disease by 50 percent.
-David Perlmutter, M.D.
Neurologist and best-selling author
Mind Fuel
Take the challenge

Help us turn the perception of Alzheimer’s upside down—literally. Master a handstand or headstand and show us your moves on Instagram with #moveforminds, starting on June 1, 2018. Follow Furthermore and Equinox for details on the upcoming challenge.

CUTTING-EDGE SCIENCE
EQUINOX JOINED THE WOMEN’S ALZHEIMER’S MOVEMENT (WAM) AND MARIA SHRIVER TO FIND A CURE. STAY TUNED FOR NEWS ABOUT UPCOMING EVENTS AND WAYS TO GET INVOLVED INCLUDING:
CREATIVE
MIND-SHARPENERS

What would you tell your 30-year-old self related to brain health?

What would you tell your 30-year-old self related to brain health?

I would tell myself that you could begin to do things now that will improve the overall health of your brain. Young people today are really lucky; we know so much more about cognitive health and we can see into the brain in ways we couldn’t even five years ago. I feel sorry for myself that it wasn't out there sooner for me, but I want to make sure it's out there sooner for others.

-Maria Shriver
Journalist, activist, and best-selling author