Linking the brain and the heart


Brain health and heart health – what’s the connection?

The association between the risk factors for cardiovascular disease and dementia is strong, with a close link between brain health and heart health.

The brain needs oxygen – the heart pumps the blood. What’s more to know about the correlation between a health heart and a healthy brain?

Here’s what you need to do to reduce your risk of heart disease and dementia;

  • Have regular check-ups
  • Take medicines as directed
  • Lead a healthy lifestyle
  • Eat healthily
  • Be smoke-free
  • Reduce body weight
  • Limit alcohol intake
  • Be socially active
  • Be physically active

Source: Brain Heart tip sheet by Alzheimer’s Australia. Brain-Heart-tip-sheet-AlzheimersAust

Sound easy? Maybe you need to start with our balance wheel to work out how to fit it all in, so head over to our goal setting section for some tools and advice from some of Australia’s most determined and goal orientated women.


Balance Team

This article was written by the brains trust of Balance . We are a talented team of writers and contributors with real life experience and a passion for finding balance.

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