Healthy Brain, Hot Body?
Wednesday, March 24, 2010 17:20 GMTNEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) Heres 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 its the control center of everything, Amen says its 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 persons brain must be changed accordingly.