When we think of physical health, we often think of working out at the gym on a regular basis — toning muscles, running on the treadmill, or yoga stretches. All these things are great for your physical health, but there’s one exercise that we’re forgetting.
Exercising your brain.
Your brain controls the rest of your body — your heart, your digestive system, your limbs, your mood, everything! Plus, your brain also plays a part in your every day relationships and conversations. It stores all our thoughts, memories, impressions, and feelings. So why don’t we prioritize taking care of our brains like we do with our muscles?
I think it’s because we don’t know how to exercise our brains.
Thankfully, I know an expert who does — please welcome Dr. Daniel Amen to The School of Greatness!
Dr. Daniel Amen has helped millions of people change their brains and lives through Amen Clinics, his best-selling books, and public television programs.
Dr. Amen is one of America’s leading psychiatrists and brain health experts. He has authored or coauthored 9 professional book chapters, 85 scientific articles, and more than 40 books, including New York Times mega-bestseller Change Your Brain, Change Your Life. He has appeared on numerous television shows including Dr. Phil, Larry King, Dr. Oz, The Doctors, and The View.
His breakthrough public television programs on brain and mental health have aired more than 125,000 times across North America and have made him well-loved by millions of viewers seeking guidance on memory, attention, mood, nutrition, and more.
The Washington Post has called Dr. Amen “the most popular psychiatrist in America” because of his books, media appearances, and clinics, which have over 7,000 patient visits a month. Amen Clinics also have the world’s largest database of functional brain scans relating to behavior, totaling over 170,000 scans on patients from 155 countries.
Dr. Amen has appeared in movies, including Quiet Explosions, After the Last Round, and The Crash Reel, and he was a consultant for the movie Concussion, starring Will Smith. He has also appeared on the Emmy-winning show The Truth About Drinking.
His work has been featured in Newsweek, Time, Huffington Post, ABC World News, 20/20, BBC, London Telegraph, Parade Magazine, New York Times, New York Times Magazine, Washington Post, LA Times, Men’s Health, Bottom Line, and Cosmopolitan.
It was an honor to have Dr. Amen on the podcast, and I learned so much about brain health and how I can start increasing it today! Our conversation was so interesting that I had to split it up into two parts, so make sure to listen to Part One of our interview, too!
But for now, join me on Episode 1,121 to learn how your brain is hurting or helping your relationships, memory, and life with Dr. Daniel Amen!