Yellow Kite has picked up a practical guide to long-term brain health written by psychologist and podcaster Kimberley Wilson.
Nicky Ross, editorial director, acquired world all language rights for How to Build a Healthy Brain from Francesca Zampi at Found. It will be published on 5th March 2020.
Its synopsis explains: “Scientists and clinicians agree that the best way to protect mental wellbeing and brain health is through prevention. People who adopt healthy habits early in life stand a much higher chance of avoiding problems later on. But - so far - governments and health authorities around the world have made a poor job of communicating this potentially life-saving advice to the public. Kimberley has written How to Build a Healthy Brain to fill that gap. Each chapter covers a different but important lifestyle habit such as sleep, nutrition, exercise and meditation. She gives readers both an understanding of the science and a practical toolkit that can be used right away.”
Wilson is a chartered psychologist whose clinical work looks at the role nutrition and lifestyle play in mental health. She has a private London clinic, Monumental Health, and hosts the "Stronger Minds" podcast, providing insights into the mind and mental health alongside information and research on building healthy brains.
She said: “Through my work I know that a healthy brain is the key to a happy and fulfilled life. We see public health campaigns all the time about cancer and heart disease but there is nothing about what we can do to protect our brain health and there certainly should be. I’ve written this book to redress the balance and give people science-backed advice on the simple changes they can make. You’ll feel better in the short term and be less likely to develop age related illnesses in the future.”
Ross added: “Depression, anxiety and age-related brain diseases like Alzheimer’s and dementia are a scourge of modern life. They’re problems that affect us all in some way. Kimberley’s book is all about the small steps and changes we can make to the way we live now to minimise the risk in the future. Think of it as a fitness regime for the brain.”