How to keep your brain young ?

Many people worry about losing their mental faculties when they get older: forgetting things and people, doing crazy things. Well, there is good news. To start off with, only about 5% of those over 65 suffer from severe disorders involving the memory. The other good news is that there are many things that you can do to reduce the chance that you are part of this 5%. Exercise, a healthy and balanced diet, and avoiding alcohol and tobacco can all help. There are certain foods that you can eat which are known to help brain function.

These can include fish and bright vegetables and fruits (spinach, blueberries, strawberries). Nutrients such as B vitamins, calcium, and thiamin also can help. When it comes to exercise, not much is needed to help your mental being. This means as little as 30 minutes a day. Another great way to is to mentally exercise as well. This can include taking a walk, reading, socializing with friends, and even volunteering for others. Shows such as Jeopardy, Scrabble, or Wheel of Fortune are also great. Changing your routine is another great option. Adding some variety to your life will help your brain stay active and make better connections. Focusing on the positive things in your life, rather than the negative, will keep your mental being healthy as well. So go out there and exercise, stay busy, and find things to keep your mind active. Crossword puzzles and cards are great options. So go enjoy your life and live a long, healthy life, both mentally and physically.

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