Forming ten key habits in everyday life can reduce the risk of cognitive decline in people of all ages. Combining all of these habits can achieve maximum benefit for both your brain and body. You’re never too old to incorporate them – so start today!
The Alzheimer’s Association has come up with suggestions that could be the difference between a weak, aging brain and a strong one. Read further for tips and tricks from healthcare professionals.
- Smoking? Stop it.
Evidence strongly shows that any smoking increases the risk of cognitive decline. The nicotine in products readily absorbs into the blood causing cigarettes and vaping to be as addictive as heroin. This absorption can lead to a stroke, resulting in either brain damage or death.
Although stopping can lead to both your mind and body to experience withdrawal, professionals are readily available to combat the symptoms with help and resources.
- Take care of your heart.
The health of your heart and brain go hand in hand when leading a positive lifestyle. Be sure to monitor your blood pressure, manage your diabetes and maintain the appropriate weight for your height and body type.
If not, risk factors for cardiovascular disease and stroke can negatively impact your cognitivity.
Stay tuned this whole week for more information on ways to love your brain! Find updates on www.uicsl.org.