Written by on 8/21/2014 2:30:00 PM
Can't seem to remember where you parked you car as quickly as you once could? As you age, you can experience a decline in your memory and general brain health. But, a healthy lifestyle can help keep your brain sharp as you age, preventing cognitive decline.
Addressing other areas of your physical health is also important.
- Eat a healthy, balanced diet and maintain a healthy body weight.
- Get regular exercise, aiming for 30 minutes of exercise, at least five days per week.
- Join a club, play a sport, volunteer or visit frequently with friends.
- Read frequently, work puzzles and play memory games.
"It's imperative that you treat any sensory deficits, such as hearing or vision problems, as you grow older," said Dr. Azita Chehresa, geriatrician at Community Physician Network. "When your senses decline, it can have an adverse affect on your mental health." continue reading ...