Mind Health

KEEP THE BRAIN HEALTHY

Keep Your Brain Young

As we get older the mental function changes too. Mental decline is common, it seem that it is one of the most feared consequences of getting older. There is a number of way to help reduce the risk of age-related memory loss.

It becomes more and more important to regularly exercise the brain. Brain games and mental exercises are a great ways to help stimulate the brain and keep it running in good order.

The facts tell us that those that frequently engage in mentally stimulating activities, are a whopping 63% less likely to develop dementia. Those that are over 50 who play a mentally challenging brain games daily for a few weeks are able to dramatically improve memory.

Playing these brain games, along with eating good brain foods can potentially boost the brain power by up to 78%! For men read the article on CHOLESTEROL LOWERING FOODS

The following are a few way to help keep your brain young

Start mind stimulation

Research seems to be showing that that brainy activities, help stimulate new connections between nerve cells and may even help the brain generate brand new cells, which also help against future cell loss

Most mentally stimulating activity in most cases will assist help build up the brain. Reading regularly helps as will mental gymnastics and that's not to say physical won’t help because it will, a little walking every day as an example gives you time to think. Word puzzles or math problems are good! Try things that require manual dexterity and mental effort, build something get into arts and crafts.

Physical Exercise

Making good use of the body's muscles may also help your mind. As exercise triggers the development of new nerve cells and at the same time increases the connections between brain cells. Good exercise also lowers blood pressure, improves CHOSTEROL LEVELS Daily exercise help fight diabetes, and will reduce mental stress, all of these things can help your brain as well as your HEART

Change the diet

Keep in mind that good nutrition will assist the mind as well as your body.

Change a few small things

Start with the food you eat just make healthy choices. Start eating more fruits and vegetables, get your motor running better and cleaner, try to stay away from processed foods. READ MORE

Spend more time focusing on fats.

Start by avoiding those foods high in saturated fats, as they increase unhealthy LDL levels. READ MORE

Change the breads you eat

Select whole grains. Keep in mind that whole-grain breads, pasta, and good quality cereals help prevent a blood sugar rising. READ MORE

Vitamin "B" Is essential for the working of certain enzymes in the body and assists in lowering the homocysteine levels, high levels of which have been linked to an increased risk of dementia. Good sources of vitamin "B" are some types of cereal, other grains, and leafy green vegetables. ( vitamin B1 ), riboflavin ( vitamin B2 ), pyridoxine ( vitamin B6 ), and cyanocobalamin ( vitamin B12 ).

The correct blood pressure

High blood is not good! High blood pressure in those of 50 increases can increase the risk of cognitive decline in later years. Have blood pressure checked regularly. Keep the body in a lean state, exercise regularly and keep an eye on the alcohol, reduce the stress levels and eat better foods.

Watch the blood sugar levels

Diabetes is a very serious complex condition that can and does affect the entire body. If and when complications develop, diabetes can impact on quality of life and can make a difference to life expectancy. Diabetes can be managed to certain extent however there is currently no cure. Remember all types of diabetes are complex and serious. The main types of diabetes are type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes.

Diabetes is an important risk factor for dementia. Changes in the diet, eat better foods, exercising regularly, and staying on the lean side will all help. If the blood sugar remains high, the boy may require medication to keep it in check.

Cholesterol

High levels of LDL ("bad") cholesterol increase the risk of dementia. READ MORE

Avoid any types of tobacco

Only draw into your lungs what is essential to life FRESH AIR Smoking KILLS READ MORE

Alcohol

Most people enjoy a drink or two every now and again. Drinking in moderation it seems can have some health benefits. See the page on RED WINE

However excessive drinking it seems is a major risk factor for dementia! When partaking in the consumption of alcohol it is idea to limit the intake to two drinks a day. However if alcohol is drank responsibly, this may in fact actually reduce your risk of dementia. Some studies have shown that a low-dose of alcohol could reduce risk of dementia in those over 50.

Emotions

Sometimes not an easy task, but keeping control of the emotions can be an important factor in good mental health. Emotions that are spontaneously experienced and expressed without prudence or attachment tend to flow fluidly. Then repressed emotions like fear, negative anxious, nervous, depressed, worried, ones will drain mental energy as will sleep-deprivation or exhaustion and all these can lead to other health problems

Head protection

Protect the head, the head is one of the heaviest parts of the body and needs to be protect from the sun and injury. Just a moderate head injury any time in life can increase the risk of cognitive impairment as we age.

Build social networks

Amazingly have a network of family, friends and social ties has been associated with lower blood pressure and longer life expectancies. So go join a CLUB or VOLUNTEER

Please Note: No medical information is published on this website and articles show are not intended as a substitute for informed medical advice and the reader is advised not to take any action before consulting with a health care professional.

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