Your Aging Brain
As we age, one large concern for many of us is our cognitive health. Becoming forgetful can be challenging. The good news is that we can reduce our risk of cognitive decline. At Comfort Keepers, we encourage our clients to incorporate these four strategies to keep the brain healthy:
- Exercise regularly. While the human brain makes up only two percent of the body’s weight, it consumes nearly 25% of the body’s total blood supply. Physical activity keeps that blood pumping.
- Stimulate your mind. Simply learning new skills or keeping the brain regularly “exercised” through puzzles, games or a class can make a big difference.
- Watch your diet. The brain requires fuel. Feed your brain with healthy choices, including B vitamins, rather than lots of sugar, salt, fat and processed foods.
- Stay social. Strong social connections lead to longer life expectancy and improved overall mental well-being. Consider volunteering.
Scientific studies suggest the key to maintaining a healthy brain is active engagement. So keep learning, stay active, and be social!