According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), only 17 percent of adults in the U.S. are in “optimal mental health.” In fact, it is estimated that one in five people deal with some kind of mental health issue—anxiety, depression, PTSD, etc—that impacts our daily life.
We all know about the health benefits of exercise, but did you know it’s just as important to exercise your mind, too.
There is no doubt our brains are an incredible organ and—until the last 15-20 years—probably one of the least understood in our bodies. Recently, I wrote a list of all the random questions I have about the human brain and have started doing some research to get answers and dispel urban myths. Here are 10 things I found most interesting.