Research Project

By: Lauren Turner

How can your brain affect your cardiovascular health?

Everyday people think about how they can take care of their bodies, but what they don’t think about is how they can control the care of their mind and heart and how the two are related. Sleep Apnea, Parkinson’s disease and PTSD are just some of the life threatening diseases that show how the heart and the brain are connected. Most people don’t realize how common most of those diseases are. And it all bubbles down to one common factor, not properly taking care of the mind and heart. Some illnesses can happen genetically or because of something that happened, but most start because people don’t take care of their minds and heart.

The Brain

The brain is the most complex part of the body. It is composed of fluids that help to keep you alive. Your brain is the part of the body that tells your hands, legs, arms, etc. what to do.

The Heart

The heart is another complex part of the body. It is the part of the body that keeps your blood flowing and your body moving.

What can people do to prevent diseases such as, PTSD, Sleep Apnea, and Parkinson's Disease?

There is not anything you can do to prevent any of the diseases mentioned, but there are some things you can do to help with the symptoms like eating right and exercising.

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"Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)." Symptoms. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 May 2016.