the no 1 vitamin to keep your brain ‘young and healthy’—and foods to eat every day

As a nutritional psychiatrist, I always make it a point to maintain a well-balanced diet. Much of that has to do with making sure I get all the right vitamins, especially because it’s essential to preventing cognitive decline. And given that the risk of neurological diseases increases as we get older, one question I often … Read more

A fitness trainer shares the 5 exercises she does every day to ‘look and feel younger’

We can’t turn back the clock as we age, but we can tailor our workouts to improve our quality of life and ability to do everyday activities. The secret? Strength training. Strength training keeps our muscles and joints healthy and limber, which becomes increasingly important as we get older because we lose muscle mass and … Read more

A psychotherapist shares the 3 exercises she uses every day ‘to be more confident’

Confidence is the belief that you can take life’s challenges head on — and succeed. It requires having trust in yourself and your abilities, especially based on your past experience. But confidence can be hard to develop if you struggle with anxiety, like I sometimes do. I started my psychotherapy practice to help clients with … Read more

A psychotherapist shares the 3 exercises she uses every day to ‘stop obsessing about the future’

Stress is a natural response to uncertainty, and it’s normal to find yourself worrying about future events every now and then. But excessive thoughts about the future can be a sign of anticipatory anxiety — a fear of unpredictable future events, which is sometimes a symptom of anxiety disorders. This is something I often see … Read more

‘Put these on your grocery list’

Food and mood are so intricately connected that they’ve inspired a new area of ​​brain study: Nutritional psychiatry, which examines how what we eat impacts how we feel. As a dietitian and nutritionist who has researched and experienced this connection firsthand, I find it infinitely fascinating that we can empower ourselves to feel partly — … Read more

A Harvard nutritionist shares the no. 1 food she eats every day to keep her brain ‘sharp and focused’

Eating the right “brain-boosting foods” can significantly decrease your risk of developing neurological problems, improve your mental health, and help you stay sharp and focused. As a nutritional psychiatrist, a big part of my job is advising patients — especially those who want to improve their brain health or are trying to recover from trauma … Read more

What a Harvard-trained sports medicine doctor does when she doesn’t ‘feel like exercising’

If you hate exercising, you’re not alone. Even as a sports medicine doctor and physical activity advocate, I understand why living a more active lifestyle can be challenging, especially with our hectic schedules. But prioritizing daily movement is one of the best things you can do to improve your health and quality of life. Regular … Read more

A Harvard nutritionist shares the 6 best brain foods you ‘aren’t eating enough of’

Much like the intricate relationship between the gut and brain, diet and mental health are inextricably linked — and the connection between them goes both ways: a lack of good dietary choices leads to an increase in mental health issues, and mental health issues in turn lead to poor eating habits. When people learn that … Read more

A psychotherapist shares the 3 exercises she uses every day ‘to stop overthinking’

Overthinking is an anxious tendency that I encounter often in my psychotherapy practice. There are many ways we tend to overthink, such as rehashing the past — replaying the same scenario over and over in our head. Worrying is another form, in which we obsess over what the future might bring. I can empathize. When … Read more