Help boost your memory

Q: Mr. Pedometer, you offer good advice on how we should “move more” for wellness, but is there any way we could also help boost our brain power?
A: That’s a timely question, as June happens to be national Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. Just in time, our local newspaper included a “Spry Living” insert, with a list of “brain-booster” tips, including the following:

Exposure to UV Rays. Dangerous or Healthy?

As Consumer Reports on Health noted in their June edition, “While getting too much [sun] damages the skin, letting some sun in may be good for you.” Here’s why:

“Sun exposure’s best-known benefit is vitamin D synthesis, which occurs in the skin in response to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays.” Vitamin D promotes absorption of calcium, which helps keep bones strong.