August 17, 2021 1:00pm Online
Health has been on all our minds in the past year and longer.
There are, however, many facets to staying healthy beyond the various acts of personal protection we have taken recently of ourselves and on behalf of our loved ones and others with whom we have been in contact.
Perhaps the major facet of staying healthy is the simple act of being resolved to keep active, maintain social contact, eat well though not too much – and so on. Motivation and the translation from merely trying to are key. However, beyond this are various scientific findings on “Brain Health” related to healthy aging, action to help stem the onset of dementia, and the diverse facets of the social contact most likely to help us avoid depression. Moreover, living as we are lucky to do in one of the great cities of the world, there are all manner of local activities that can bring us joy and purpose and new understanding – ranging from walking on the Pentland Hills or beside the Firth of Forth through to attending a gig or a concert together with a friend.
Watch the discussion about how these issues and facets of new research that bear on the task of keeping mind and brain in good shape!