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Jun 27, 2022

According to the recently published K-State Research and Extension Fact Sheet, Healthy Body, Healthy Brain, what you eat, how much you move, how well you sleep, and how you mange stress all play an important role in your overall well-being. Research also shows a connection between heart and brain health. By Keeping your heart healthy, you also lower your risk for stroke, dementia, and other brain problems. Co-authors of the Fact Sheet, Sharolyn Jackson, the northeast area Family and Consumer Sciences specialist, and Wyandotte County Family and Consumer Sciences agent, Lori Wuellner, say age-related cognitive decline is common. However, while the death rates for heart disease and cancer are declining, the death rate for Alzheimer’s disease is increasing. They discuss some ways to protect the health of your body and brain.

Sound Living is a weekly public affairs program addressing issues related to families and consumers. It is hosted by Jeff Wichman. Each episode shares the expertise of K-State specialists in fields such as child nutrition, food safety, adult development and aging, youth development, family resource management, physical fitness and more.

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K‑State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well‑being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K‑State campus in Manhattan.