Friday Feature: Your Brain Health

FridayFeatures3In our weekly Friday Feature, we share a 5-question interview with one of the fantastic members of Take the time to get to know your co-members, pick up tips and tricks, blogging know-how, and recommendations from your fellow bloggers. If you’re an HLB member and haven’t gotten your interview email yet, don’t worry, you will in time! We’re working our way through a list of 2,000+ members’ blogs at random.

1. What’s your name, blog name, and how did you create your blog title?

Dr Sarah McKay from Your Brain Health. I wanted my blog title to be very descriptive – it is what it says, about health and neuroscience.

2. How would you describe your blogging style?

I write about neuroscience which could be very intimidating. But I try to stay warm, casual and relatable. And I don’t take myself too seriously.

3. What is your healthy eating philosophy?

I loosely follow a Mediterranean diet because it doesn’t involve cutting out any food groups and isn’t based on deprivation. However, my family has recently given up all red meat as one of my son’s has developed an allergy. We’re all happy about this for our own health and that of the planet.

4. What daily health to-do is easiest for you to complete? Which is the one you struggle with every single day?

I love sleeping, and I nap most days for 30 minutes or so. I firmly believe we all work to hard for too long, and having a dedicated rest each day is vital for my mind and body wellbeing. I struggle with my love of red wine. I happily drink a glass or two a day and probably should cut down to one.

5. What’s one goal you’re working towards right now?

I’m writing a book on the female brain. I have a book deal with Hachette Australia and UK. It’ll be a ‘womb to tomb’ look at the neurobiology – what happens in utero, how do girls learn about gender, how does our brain control puberty and the menstrual cycle, what happens to our brain when we’re pregnant and during menopause, why do women have higher rates of depression than men, and so on.

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