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3 simple habits that can protect your brain from cognitive decline
You might think that the impact of aging on the brain is something you can't do much about. After all, isn't it an inevitability? To an extent, as we may not be able to rewind the clock and change our levels of higher education or intelligence (both factors that delay the onset of symptoms of aging).

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Lifestyle choices influence how you age

Adopting specific lifestyle behaviors can have a tangible effect on how well you age: activities like learning a new language, playing a musical instrument, taking part in aerobic exercise, and dev...

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Aging process and cognitive decline

As time passes, there is a build-up of toxins in the brain that correlate to the aging process of cognitive decline. Although this is a natural part of growing older, many factors can exacerbate it...

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Neuroplasticity

The key to resilient aging is improving neurogenesis, the birth of new neurons. 

This activity occurs in the hippocampus, the part of the brain that lays down memories. And we res...

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To avoid cognitive decline

  1. Get your heart rate up: Aim to do aerobic exercise for 150 minutes per week;
  2. Change your eating patterns: Evidence shows that calorie restriction, intermittent ...

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