The Pillars of Brain Health
There are 5 actions you should follow when it comes to taking care of your brain:
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Your brain is arguably your most important asset and what keeps you going every day. To be our best selves, we need to have it function at its full potential.
People tend to disregard brain health and often think that diseases affecting it such as dementia come naturally with old age. However, this is not the case if we choose to care for it ahead of time.
While sleep is the most important rest mechanism, there are other alternatives you can try during the day:
Vital parts of the brain tend to atrophy as we age. But brain scans of some 70-year-olds looks similar to those of 20 to 30-year-olds.
Cognitive decline is not inevitable as you age. Research points to healthy lifestyle habits that may keep the mind sharp while ageing.
We believe these benefits are a result of increased blood flow to your brain during exercise. It also tends to counter some of the natural reduction in brain connections that occur during aging, in effect reversing some of the problems.
Aim to exercise several times per week for 30–60 minutes. You can walk, swim, play tennis or any other moderate aerobic activity that increases your heart rate.
Just like we take care of our physical fitness, doctors advise us to keep our brains fit by exercising it, in order to stay sharp when one attains the ‘senior citizen’ tag.
Our long-term cognitive health depends on us staying mentally fit, and brain games/memory games are thought to work great for brain fitness.
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