I’m Kimberley Wilson - a Psychologist and Brain Health Expert.
I love to look at the connections between the mind and body and the food we eat.
As part of the INEOS Go Humans Academy, we’re looking at brain health and the importance of eating the right foods and getting enough sleep.
Mental and physical wellbeing are often two sides of the same coin, and we need to look after both to take proper care of our health.
Have you heard about the gut-mind connection?
Evidence shows that people who have a healthier diet are less likely to have a low mood.
When you eat fruits, vegetables and fiber, the friendly microbes in your gut produce compounds that protect your brain.
Regular physical activity prevents your brain from shrinking which happens as we age.
Even the colour of certain foods can have an impact.
Brightly coloured compounds in foods like berries can improve attention, accuracy in tests, and mental processing speed.
What do you think a healthy lifestyle looks like?
If you want to live a long and happy life, it’s a good idea to eat well, stay active, and start good habits now.