I was pleased to have the opportunity to present some key concepts from our new book, Positively Smarter: Science and Strategies for Increasing Happiness, Achievement and Well-being, as part of the Rollins Health Forum Series. The topic of the presentation, which took place May 17 at Rollins College, was: "Living a Brain-Healthy Lifestyle."
My presentation focused on how to achieve and support optimal cognitive performance across the lifespan through the application of seven practical lifestyle strategies—lifelong learning, aerobic exercise, strength training, healthy nutrition, adequate sleep, practical optimism, and positive social connections.
Additional speakers for the evening included Beverly Engel, who has designed and implemented innovative training and educational programs in geriatrics, and Courtney Mosser, board-certified oncology dietitian at Florida Hospital Celebration Health. Chet Evans, executive director of the Rollins Center for Health Innovation, moderated the event. See the video above for our presentations.
Positively Smarter is currently available in the UK in print and worldwide in Kindle.