Keep your mind active for Better Brain Health!

Keep your mind active for Better Brain Health!

Research shows that you can reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s and other dementias through a combination of simple but effective lifestyle changes. By leading a brain-healthy lifestyle, you may be able to prevent the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and slow down or even reverse, the process of deterioration.

Physical Activity:  Participate in regular cardiovascular exercise! Studies have found a link between physical activity and reduced risk of cognitive decline. Go for daily walks, dance, garden, go swimming, join a sports club and more!

Mental Stimulation: Always continue learning! Challenge yourself. Take a class at a local college, community center or online, learn a second language, play board games, read and write daily, play an instrument, do puzzles and more. At least one hour a day.

Nutrition: Eat a healthy diet that includes foods lower in fat and higher in vegetables and fruit. Increase your intake of certain foods while decreasing your intake of processed foods. Eat a meal once a day with others!

Socialization: Engage in social activities in your community! Find social activities that you love and be a part of your local community. Consider volunteering with Act Now or join a choir or even help out at an afterschool program.

Spirituality: Pray or meditate daily, learn relaxation methods that help you to cope with stress and ease your mind. Seek medical treatment if you have symptoms of depression, anxiety or other mental health issues.

Meet the mind diet: It slashes Alzheimer’s risk by 35%.

At least 3 servings of whole grain a day.

A salad and one other vegetable each day.

Drink green tea daily!

At least one ounce of nuts a day.

Beans or legumes at least every other day.

Poultry and berries at least twice a week.

Fish at least once a week.

Limit unhealthy foods, cheese or fried foods no more than once a week (only one tablespoon of butter a day, choose olive oil).

Sweets less than 5 times a week.

Act Now Foundation: Alzheimer’s Resource Center of NJ

Disclaimer: this pamphlet was distributed by the Act Now Foundation. An active, healthy lifestyle is the key to a long life. For more information on their programs, please email them at the above address.

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About jwatrel

I am a free-lance writer and Blogger. I am the author of the book "Firehouse 101" (IUniverse.com 2005) part of trilogy of books centered in New York City. My next book "Love Triangles" is finished being edited and should be ready for release in the Fall. My latest book, "Dinner at Midnight", a thriller is on its last chapter. My long awaited book explains the loss of the 2004 Yankee game to Boston. I work as a Consultant, Adjunct College Professor, Volunteer Fireman and Ambulance member and Blogger. I have a blog site for caregivers called 'bergencountycaregiver', a step by step survival guide to all you wonderful folks taking care of your loved ones, a walking project to walk every block, both sides, of the island of Manhattan "MywalkinManhattan" and discuss what I see and find on the streets of New York and three sites to accompany it. One is an arts site called "Visiting a Museum", where I showcase small museums, historical sites and parks that are off the beaten track both in Manhattan and outside the city to cross reference with "MywalkinManhattan" blog site. Another is "DiningonaShoeStringNYC", featuring small restaurants I have found on my travels in this project, that offer wonderful meals for $10.00 and under. So be on the lookout for updates on all three sites and enjoy 'MywalkinManhattan'. The third is my latest site, "LittleShoponMainStreet", which showcases all the unique and independent shops that I have found on my travels throughout and around Manhattan. I have started two new blog sites for the fire department, one "EngineOneHasbrouck HeightsFireDepartmentnj" for the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department to discuss what our Engine Company is doing and the other is "BergenCountyFireman'sHomeAssociation" for the Bergen County Fireman's Association, which fire fighters from Bergen County, NJ, go to the Fireman's Home in Boonton, NJ to bring entertainment and cheer to our fellow brother fire fighters quarterly.
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One Response to Keep your mind active for Better Brain Health!

  1. jwatrel says:

    The key to a healthy life is a healthy lifestyle.

    Liked by 1 person

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