Weekly Health Tips
Tips to Keep Your Mind Fit
Exercise regularly; it can reduce risk of dementia by 30-40%. Include resistance training in your workout; in a recent study, women with mild cognitive impairment had improved memory after strength training. Learn new skills; this stimulates growth of new brain cells. Reduce stress; stress has been linked to brain shrinkage, which can affect memory. Eat a heart-healthy diet. Be social; this protects against dementia by providing emotional and mental stimulation. Get your vitamins, especially B-12; people with B-12 deficiencies scored lowest on cognitive tests. Pursue a purpose in life; this can reduce your risk of Alzheimer's.