Art of Aging: Your Aging Brain

As we age one large concern for many of us is our cognitive health.

Becoming forgetful can be challenging.

In this month’s Art of Aging we talk about your aging brain and how to keep it healthy.

Russ and Leslie Knopp have more on how to keep your brain in tip-top shape.

We’re at the Traverse Area District Library to talk about your aging brain.

The good news is that we can reduce our risk of cognitive decline.

At Comfort Keepers, we encourage our clients to incorporate these four strategies to keep the brain healthy.

  1. Exercise regularly.

While the human brain makes up only 2 percent of the body’s weight, it consumes nearly 25 percent of the body’s total blood supply. Physical activity keeps that blood pumping.

  1. Stimulate your mind.

Simply learning new skills or keeping the brain regularly “exercised” through puzzles, games or a class can make a big difference.

  1. Watch your diet.

The brain requires fuel. Feed your brain with healthy choices, including b vitamins rather than lots of sugar, salt, fat and processed foods.

  1. Stay social.

Strong social connections lead to longer life expectancy and improved overall mental wellbeing.

Scientific studies suggest the key to maintaining a healthy brain is active engagement, so think about visiting your local public library and keep learning, stay active and be social.

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