Are dementia and cognitive decline some of your concerns of aging? Let’s talk about simple ways that we can improve our brain health.
Studies have shown that regular physical activities, exercise, healthy diet, cognitive leisure activities, and social interaction can keep your brain healthy and decrease the risk of dementia as you age.
Increasing your heart rate by doing aerobic exercises can increase the blood flow to your brain and therefore decrease the risk of cognitive decline.
Focus on brain food.
Decrease saturated fats, transunsaturated fats, or cholesterol in your diet.
Increase your antioxidant intake by consuming more colorful fruits and vegetables.
Eat fish at least twice a week to feed your brain with omega 3.
Decrease your intake of red meats, sweets, sugared beverages and sodium.
Replace unhealthy snacks like chips with nuts.
Cognitive Leisure Exercises:
Keep your brain stimulated by participating in formal education, reading high level material, playing strategy games, learning new skills, or engaging in challenging activities.
Remaining socially engaged can help to decrease the risk of depression and support a healthy brain. Get engaged in social groups. These groups can be as simple as meeting with friends and family members. Consider activities that are meaningful to you.
Quit smoking right away.
Take charge of your health. Don’t ignore conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, sleep apnea, obesity, depression and anxiety.
Protect your head from any trauma.
Get enough slee
These are simple steps that one can take for a healthy brain. Of course there are many more ways to improve your memory and protect it from dementia. Contact us at SageMED for a one on one appointment and reviewing more options to sharpen your memory.