dilluns, 21 de març de 2011

Brain-healthy lifestyle // Consejos para tener un estilo de vida sano para nuestro cerebro

This 29-minute video uses footage of neuroscience experts from live Staying Sharp forums to address topics such as changes in the aging brain, memory, and the science behind the healthy brain practices that may help us stay sharp. Throughout this program we draw on insights from top neuroscientists committed to helping more people know about what happens to our brain as we age and the brain-healthy behaviors that we can incorporate into our daily lives.

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Here’s a checklist of things to do for a brain-healthy lifestyle:

  • Exercise your body regularly and get involved in physically active leisure pursuits
  • Keep your mind exercised! Engage in active learning throughout life and pursue new experiences
  • Stay socially engaged with friends, family and community groups
  • Maintain a positive attitude and a sense of control over your life
  • Take steps to manage stress
  • Eat a brain-healthy, balanced diet rich in antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids
  • Consider taking a multivitamin supplement that includes antioxidants and folate
  • Watch your weight: lose any extra pounds
  • Watch your cholesterol: lower it if it’s high
  • Keep your blood glucose and blood pressure under control
  • Get adequate sleep
  • Get proper medical attention and treatment for any underlying health problem

You can read more about the steps you can take to improve your brain fitness today in the Dana Foundation’s booklet Staying Sharp: Successful Aging and Your Brain.

Read more: http://www.highlighthealth.com/highlight-health/brain-awareness-week-staying-sharp/#ixzz1HDq9GGaP


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