We are aware that cognitive exercises mitigate the onset of dementia and a recent new study has furthered proven our research surrounding this. In addition to cognitive exercises, there are other things you can do to ward off dementia.
At the Alzheimer’s Association’s International Conference in Los Angeles, they presented a new study by Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. The new study shows that there is a 60 percent chance of decreasing dementia by making it a habit to follow these 5 activities.
- Ditch the red meat and make it a conscious habit to eat healthy. This means consuming plenty of vegetables and fruits!
- Take a brisk walk! Make sure to make the time to exercise at least 30 minutes each day to get your heartrate up.
- Drink one glass of wine each night. One glass of wine each night can be a healthy addition to your lifestyle, but not more than one glass and always drink responsibly.
- Do your crossword puzzles and other cognitive exercises. Yes, cognitive exercises can mitigate the onset of dementia. This means new and novel learning to train your brain. Make it a habit to do this for 30 minutes at least 3 times a week.
- No smoking! Smoking is bad for your health and this includes your memory and other brain functions.
To reduce your risk of cognitive decline, you need to start with a healthy lifestyle and understand the benefits of brain power.
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