Just like our bodies age, our brain does too. There are so many physical exercises we can do to maintain our bodies strong and in shape, but we forget about our mind which is just as important. There are many things we can do to slow down the deterioration process and even help prevent dementia.
Here are a few tips to keep our focus and memory sharp:
Add a variety of foods high on vitamins minerals and anti-oxidants. Spinach, blueberries, walnuts, eggs, Omega 3 are all important for our brain.
Exercise Your Brain
Just like our muscles our brain needs to be challenged in order for it to be in top shape. Reading, learning a new language, doing crossword puzzles, holding the glass and fork with your left hand instead of your right or vice versa, all make our brain stronger. Our mind gets used to doing things a certain way so try and change it up. Maybe you always take a right turn when you walk, take a different route, be creative.
Exercise also helps you improve your memory and keep your brain sharp.When we exercise, blood flows to our brain better. More blood flow means more oxygen to our brain.
Maintaining friends and having face to face contact with them has proven to keep your brain healthy by training our brains and keeping social motivation. Keeping your brain active helps prevent neurodegenerative disease. Also, if you participate in activities with friends that are healthy, it motivates you to keep the same healthy habits.