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WYO Brain Health Workshop: The Mind Craves Rainbows

PHOTO: Healthy lifestyle habits and a robust social life are keys to "brain health," according to AARP Wyoming. There's a workshop in Casper, Sept. 19, about keeping the mind and body fit. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith
PHOTO: Healthy lifestyle habits and a robust social life are keys to "brain health," according to AARP Wyoming. There's a workshop in Casper, Sept. 19, about keeping the mind and body fit. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith
September 16, 2013

CASPER, Wyo. - Keeping the mind healthy means keeping the body healthy. That's one of the points in this week's "brain health" workshop in Casper. AARP Wyoming is partnering with state and local agencies to offer sessions on nutrition, fitness and social participation - and how those things are connected to healthy aging.

Exercise physiologist Alice Burron will talk about how keeping physically active benefits the brain, and go over the best foods for your mind.

"And we'll talk about things that you should do, like eating breakfast and following a Mediterranean-style diet. The more rainbow of fruits and vegetables, the more color variety you have in your diet, the more benefits you're going to get," she said.

The workshop on Sept. 19 is called "Gray Matters: Training the Grownup Brain." It is free of charge, but registration is requested, since lunch will be served, by calling 877-926-8300.

Burron also will share some new scientific research about therapeutic foods.

"There's some really encouraging evidence showing that things like black pepper and cocoa and saffron and even garlic can really improve brain health," she said.

Those attending also will learn tips on caregiver health and defense strategies to prevent being a victim of investment fraud.

The workshop is sponsored by AARP Wyoming, the Wyoming Secretary of State's office and the AARP Foundation. It is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Casper Ramkota Inn, 800 N. Poplar.

Deborah Courson Smith/Deb Courson Smith, Public News Service - WY