Being brain healthy is important at any age.
Here are 4 simple steps to maximise your brain health:
Do some kind of physical activity
Physical exercise is associated with better brain health and reduces the risk of dementia. It increases the blood flow to the brain and stimulates the growth of new brain cells!
Follow a Healthy Diet and Look After Your Heart
Eat a balanced diet. What’s good for the heart, is also good for the brain! The risk of dementia increases as a result of conditions that affect the heart including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, smoking etc.
Enjoy Social Activity
Being part of a social group or club has shown to be mentally stimulating, helps build strong brain cell connections and may even contribute to lowering dementia risk. Join a team, book club, committee or catch up with a friend for lunch – it will contribute to your brain health.