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Aging Gracefully With Great Brain Health

By Donna Stark

The first thing most people think of when the topic of old age comes up is that they don't have to worry about the aging process until they enter the later years of their life. But the truth is, everyone is aging, no matter how old they are, and because of that, it's important to be proactive with healthy habits right now! One of those habits that we all should focus on is the daily practice of maintaining good brain health. What does that look like? Well, it's different for each individual person, but your local chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic have some great suggestions you can start with. Take a look below.

Watch What You Eat

Food plays a huge role in the health and function of your brain, so be sure to make wise choices at every meal you sit down to. Avoid processed, empty-calorie treats at breakfast by starting your day with something more nutritious and do your best to make your lunches and dinners vegetable heavy. A nutrient-rich, well-balanced diet is more likely to slow the onset of cognitive decline.

Exercise Every Day

You already know that exercise is incredible at improving your physical health and reducing the levels of stress in your life, but did you know that it can have a direct effect on the health of your brain too? Healthier bodies and lower levels of stress can decrease blood pressure levels, which helps minimize the risk of early mental decline.

Activate Your Brain

Whether you use the latest and greatest technology or prefer to use pen and paper, it's time to get your brain thinking! Check out some of the easiest ways you can improve your memory, attention, problem-solving skills, and speed below.

  • Download a brain-busting app
  • Complete the crossword puzzle in the daily newspaper
  • Purchase a book of brain-teasing puzzles at your local bookstore
  • Write in a journal every day
  • Sign up for an online language course
  • Read a book every night before bed

Get Enough Sleep

Sleep is vital for optimal brain health because your body uses that time to cleanse your brain of toxins and waste. If you are not getting the recommended number of hours of sleep each night, you have to take the steps to fix that! Keep your room dark and cool, eliminate disruptive noises with a white-noise machine or fan, remove any electronic devices that tempt you to stay awake long past your bedtime, and stick to a consistent bedtime schedule.

Aging Gracefully With Great Brain Health

By incorporating the tips above into your daily routine, you will be able to boost the health of your body and keep your brain on its toes well into every stage of adulthood! Aging gracefully seriously couldn't be any easier!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Tulsa, Okla.  

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