Max Lugavere ’ s new book: Genius Life

Journalist and filmmaker Max Lugavere has committed his life to exploring and understanding brain health, prompted by the loss of his mom to dementia that began at the unusually young age of 58. His newest book, Genius Life: Heal Your Mind, Strengthen Your Body, and Become Extraordinary, has just been released. Written with genuine heartfelt passion and attention to detail, Max has crafted a wonderful book for anyone interested in understanding how to preserve brain health and bolster brain performance. Here is an excerpt from the especially well-crafted chapter he calls “The Vigor Trigger”: Ice, Ice, Baby Prior to the relative safety of the modern world, dramatic swings in temperature frequently implied physical threat. Imagine, as a hunter- gatherer, fishing for your family on a frozen lake. One day, you pass over thin ice, suddenly falling through and into the frigid water. In seconds, you went from enjoying a routine day on the ice to facing possible—if not probable—death. Your body launches into action: your muscles contract, grabbing on to what’s left of the ice and vaulting you out of the water with seemingly superhuman strength. Much as you’d like to credit your brawn for your survival abilities, your brain played just as crucial a role. That night as you speak of your heroics, you mention feeling as though your experience oc- curred in slow motion, even though it all took place within an instant. This is common during stressful eve...
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