As we get older, this can lead to memory loss, trouble with problem-solving, and having trouble understanding. But don’t worry! There are many ways to keep your brain healthy as you age. Try these brain-boosting acts each day to keep your brain healthy and strong.
- Read. Try a book, magazine, newspaper or blog! Reading is one of the best things to do for your brain. You will learn new words and make your reading skills better. Try joining a book club to learn from others and meet new friends.
- Take a break from TV. Most American adults watch 35 hours of TV a week. That’s not good for your brain! Lower your TV time and do brain-boosting acts instead. Try a puzzle to make your problem-solving skills better
- Workout. It makes you better at learning and helps you focus. Working out also makes new brain cells which keeps your brain healthier for longer. The more you move the better! Workout 5 days a week for at least 30 minutes each day.
- Eat well. The food you eat has a strong impact on your brain and your mood. Eat fruits and veggies each day to support a healthy brain.
- Lower stress. Stress can make it hard to think clearly. Help your brain rest and recharge. Try simple breathing exercises and sleeping 7-8 hours each night.
- Branch out and learn something new each day. Spend time with people who have different interests and hobbies than you. Learn new ideas and talk about new topics. It can be a fun fact, a new recipe, or a new language. Learning can help you see things in new ways and keep your mind strong as you age!
To learn more about wellness, talk to the Wellness Department at Community Healthcare Network at (212) 432-8494 or [email protected].