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Lake Regional Hosts Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body, April 9

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

For centuries, we've understood that the health of the brain and the body are connected, but exactly how that happens was a mystery. Today, scientific research provides us with valuable insights into how people can reduce their risk of cognitive decline by making key lifestyle changes.

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research covers the latest findings on the brain-body connection. The program begins at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 9, in the Lake Regional Hospital Third Floor Conference Rooms.

Topics discussed in the one-hour class include an overview of the aging process and how the brain works; plus, information on diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement; and how these factors impact physical and mental function.

There will also be short videos of experts and individuals discussing the latest research on healthy aging and tips for preventing cognitive decline. Participants will leave the session equipped with a workbook and hands-on tools to incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.

Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association, Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body is for health-conscious individuals of any age. It is not intended for individuals living with Alzheimer’s or dementia.

The course is free, but registration is required. For more information, call Lake Regional Community Outreach at 573-348-8222.

Lake Regional offers a variety of educational programming throughout the year, including health talks on arthritis, diabetes, heart attack and stroke. Several health fairs and screenings also are held annually throughout the lake area. Visit our calendar of events.