Ep. 66: 5 Keys to a Healthier Brain

This week’s episode is sponsored by FreshBooks, altMBA and Slack.

On this week’s episode, Josh and Shelby focus on the mind. They chat with Dr. Daniel Amen, one of the world’s foremost experts on brain research, about why a healthy lifestyle starts with the brain and how we can practice good mental health daily. Plus, Josh and Shelby share how a simple five-minute exercise can be your key to a healthier brain.

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Takeaways:

Amen shares some of the questions that reveal certain brain types:

  • Are you spontaneous?
  • A bit impulsive?
  • Are you persistent?
  • Do you have trouble letting go of bad thoughts?
  • Are you sensitive or anxious?

Answer more questions like these at amenclinics.com for a free brain type analysis.

Amen says the key to optimal brain health is good decision-making. Here are some of the best decisions you can make for your mind:

  • Exercise.
  • Learn something new.
  • Get enough sleep.
  • Hydrate.
  • Eat healthy nutritious, meals.

Josh and Shelby dive into a meditation segment, which turns out to be a tad difficult in the middle of a podcast recording.

Share your thoughts on this week’s episode with us at you@success.com.

Favorite quote from this episode:

“Most people, when they think of success, the idea of their brain health never crosses their mind. But your brain’s involved in things like forethought, judgment, impulse control, organization, planning—those things that really make success work.”

Dr. Daniel Amen

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