Alzheimer’s is a fatal brain disease that causes memory, thinking and behavioral problems. While there is no cure for Alzheimer’s yet, you can make healthy choices and lifestyle changes to prevent the onset of cognitive decline.
You can start thinking about and practicing good brain health at any time. Here are some lifestyle tips to help improve your brain and your overall body health:
1. Break a Sweat – Engage in regular cardiovascular exercise that elevates your heart and increases blood flow to the brain and body
2. Hit the Books – Formal education in any stage of life will help keep your mind sharp.
3. Get Your Sleep – Getting enough sleep is very important, especially for recall and critical thinking.
4. Challenge Yourself – Using your mind every day can have both short- and long-term effects. Play strategic games, do puzzles, draw or do other activities you find demanding or difficult.
5. Fuel Up Right – We know you know this, but we’ll say it again: Eating a healthy and balanced diet is of utmost importance for body and overall body health. Aim for a diet that is lower in fat and high in vegetables and fruits.
For more tips on brain health visit: http://www.alz.org/national/documents/brochure_prevention.pdf.