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Healthy Brain, Hot Body?


Wednesday, March 24, 2010 17:20 GMT

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Here’s something to think about: A healthy brain could lead to a hot body.

According to Dr. Daniel Amen, author of Change Your Brain Change Your Body (Harmony), the brain directly affects those love handles.

Since it’s the control center of everything, Amen says it’s responsible for either “pushing you away from the table” or convincing you to eat seconds.

Luckily, there are ways to change the brain so we make better choices.

For starters, Amen suggests getting at least seven hours of sleep each night. Without enough shut-eye, we make bad decisions about what to eat.

He also recommends eating certain brain-boosting foods like blueberries, walnuts, and saffron.

Exercise is critical for mind and body, with the best brainy activities being coordination exercises like dancing and table tennis.

He notes that people can be one of five different brain types, therefore each person’s brain must be changed accordingly.