10 Tips for Maintaining the Brain

10 Tips for Maintaining the Brain

10 Tips for Maintaining the Brain:

  1. Eat Right What’s good for the heart is good for the brain “A heart-healthy diet promotes blood flow to the brain; include plenty of dark-skinned fruits and vegetables for protective antioxidants.”
  2. Exercise  No avoiding it  “Minimum 30 minutes a day, with a mix of cardio and strength training.”
  3. Challenge Your Brain  “The best brain exercises teach you something new and are a mental stretch.”
  4. Stay Social “Isolation and inactivity can lead to depression, which contributes to certain dementias.”
  5. Reduce Stress Chronic stress releases a cascade of hormones that eventually affects memory.”
  6. Sleep, Sleep, Sleep  “Sleep deprivation disrupts the coordinated activity of an important brain network.”
  7. Be Present Stop multi-tasking “Interruptions interfere with short and long-term memory formation and older brains have a harder time quickly switching between tasks, hence the senior moment.”
  8. Embrace Your Spirituality  “This is different for everyone, but it’s basically your values and how you connect with the world. Whether you’re doing good works or taking time for prayer or meditation, attending to your spiritual side creates well-being and reduces stress.”
  9. Maintain Your Purpose  “We all need a reason to get up in the morning. Feeling that your life has meaning and that you’re in control fosters positive attitudes and emotions.”
  10. Evaluate and Adjust Don’t get stuck in a rut, just as with physical exercise, mental work-outs have to be adjusted periodically to remain effective and interesting.


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