Our brains are amazing, says Dr Nicola Gates. “They are responsible for everything, from co-ordinating all our movements, to controlling our heart beat, understanding the sensory world, solving problems, learning, and providing us with a sense of our selves”.
And yet, most of us take them for granted.
Dr Gates reminds us that our lifespans are extending – many of us will live well beyond age 80. But longevity is most valuable if we have a healthy body and a healthy mind.
So, how do we ensure that our brain span matches our life span?
To answer that question, in this month’s letter, we share some of the key points from Dr Gates’ recent presentation at our March Client Wellbeing event.
What we cover here only touches the surface – so if you want to learn more about the science of brain health and strategies to have a healthier brain, grab a copy of Dr Gates’ excellent book “A Brain for Life”.