Healthy brains keep us moving, thinking, feeling and living as we age. Health Briefs TV shares some suggestions for keeping the brain active and well throughout life.
Medical studies have proven that older people with less cognitive decline participate in activities which keep their brains healthy.
Keep being physically active. A study of more than 19,000 adults which was published in 2013 notes that middle-aged adults who were in good physical shape had a much likely chance of developing Alzheimer’s or dementia at age 65 than those who did not engage in exercise at all.
Remain socially active. Studies have found that older adults who are more social and engage in social activities were more mentally aware in later years than those who were not.
Get seven to eight hours of sleep per night. A good night’s rest is paramount not only to overall better health, but to keeping the brain healthy later in life. Research by the Mayo Clinic in 2013 noted that patients with sleep disorders were five time more likely to develop a form of dementia called Lewy Body dementia.
The Health Briefs TV show notes that these solutions might prevent a decline in cognitive thinking later in life. In addition, eating a nutritious meal is also a good way to stay healthy and active. Take steps today to reduce the chance of developing dementia later.