- Item Weight: 8.6 ounces
- Paperback: 176 pages
- ISBN-10: 0692392211
- ISBN-13: 18
- Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
- Language: English
- Best Sellers Rank: #3,077,110 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #2,607 in Memory Improvement Self-Help.
- #2,607 in Memory Improvement Self-Help.
- Customer Reviews: 4.1 out of 5 stars 29 ratings.
In this book, Howard VanEs deeply and thoroughly explores how various life factors and actions affects how the brain functions and overall brain health. What's so great about this book is how accessible and easy to understand it is, especially given such complex subject matter. VanEs makes sure to thoroughly explain and define brain makeup and chemistry, as well as the effects of our choices on brain makeup and chemistry. He makes sure that readers adequately understand the complexity of the brain and how it works before breaking down how different aspects like diet, medication, social activities, etc. influence proper or improper functioning of the brain.What I appreciated most about this book is the level of detail, clarity, and organization that went into it. Not only did I walk away with a more clarified and extensive understanding of how the brain works, but I also was offered tips on how to keep my brain and body healthy, what kinds of activities and medications to stay away from, what kinds of mental and physical exercises that will help my overall brain health, and the importance of social activities in brain functioning. Not only did I learn what kinds of foods, activities, or supplements would help me as my brain ages, but also learned the specific reasons why they serve as aids. I found myself taking notes and wanting to relay information to people I know.This book is relevant to anyone who picks it up, specifically because it outlines how the brain changes as we age and grow. It's not only a guide for personal living, but also would be really helpful for parents, teachers, folks who work with seniors, etc. It's a book that keeps on giving!
Clear, concise and informative. As a yoga teacher, I'll keep it close at hand as a reference.Since I teach Gentle Yoga, most of my students are over 60. Mr VanEs' advice is valuable and most welcome.
As someone who has been in the health field for all of my life, I really enjoyed this book because it told the whole picture about brain health. Too many resources today focus only on mental games or just on exercise. The Brain Health & Better Memory Book explored all facets, including important things like nutrition and other lifestyle factors. Being a Baby Boomer dealing with a parent diagnosed with Alzheimer's, this book helps me better understand what is going on in the brain and more importantly what I need to do to keep my brain sharp! Thanks.
The Brain Health book is a great reminder of how important it is to take care of our bodies which experience wear and tear just like machines as we age. The author includes technical information about how the brain works and what it needs to function well. Also there are many suggestions about how to increase brain health in connection with diet, exercise, supplements, sleep, etc. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in maintaining a healthy body and brain.
As a member of a family with a known three generation history of Dementia/ Alzheimers, I was keen to learn what I could from this book in order to defend and prevent myself and other family members from the ravages of this disease.Citing the current studies surrounding the health of the brain, Howard VanEs deftly presents nine easy-to-read chapters on how the brain works and what we can do to stave off memory loss and even depression.He covers how our brains age, proper nutrition and supplements, exercise, the value of social connections, stress and preventing stress, techniques for sleeping better, and how yoga practice is an antidote to aging. The reader is rewarded with an arsenal of tactics to stay healthy in every way.I will be sharing the book with my family and promoting it with my friends. This book isn’t only for older people. It’s for everyone who wants to nurture the whole body.