The more years that we have on our life, the more our body starts to feel the years that is has lived through.
Unless you have lived a life where things were hard on your body starting at an early age, then you will more than likely start to feel the effects of your aging body when you hit your early to mid-’40s.
Your body will start to feel sore or stiff and you probably will not be able to move as much or as fast as you once did.
As our body start to slow down, our brain starts to do the same thing. The older we get, the slower our brain functions work.
There are several exercises and things you can do that will keep your brain sharp and working at the top of its game. Below are a few tips that Prevagen gives us to help keep our brains functioning at the top of their game.
Exercise well and often
In order for your body to be healthy and well maintained, we need to exercise on a regular basis. It keeps our muscles strong, keeps our heart pumping will, helps us keep our blood pressure in check and dozens of other health benefits.
However, exercise can also help our brains function better as it helps promote more oxygen flow to the brain, helps new nerve cells form and function well, and it helps to increase the number of connections that are made between each brain cell.
Get the right nutrition
There is a saying that when you eat well, you are giving your body the “brain food” it needs to function well. When you eat foods that are fresh, full of vitamins and minerals, food born from the ground, then you are giving the brain the food it needs to stay healthy and functioning at the top of its game.
Cutting foods that are processed, limiting the sugars, salt, saturated fats, and grains can all help slow down the rate of which our cognitive functions decline. Great food options are foods like nuts, fish, seeds, fruits and vegetables, water, green teas, black coffee, and red wine.
3.) watch how much alcohol you drink
There is nothing fundamentally wrong about drinking alcohol as long as you watch how much you consume. Drinking heavily can cause you to have an increased risk of dementia down the road, and it has been found that even moderate drinkers have an increased risk of dealing with issues at the oart of the brain that holds your memories and reasoning.
A few drinks here and there have very little impact on your brain’s health, and red wine can even improve it. But, it is important to watch your intake think about your entire lifetime, not just the present.
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4.) Give your brain challenges
Be bold and branch out into new things. Try a new hobby, okay games with people, do a daily crossword puzzle. Anything that challenges the brain and makes you use it will help to keep it sharp and healthy and on top of its game for much longer.
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