Habits to Keep Your Mind Sharp

Everyone’s brain function changes naturally with age, but that doesn’t mean you have zero control over it. The habits you do today—and maintain consistently—can help keep your mind sharp, preventing a decline in cognition and memory. Many of these recommendations have already been built into your Apeiron Life program. 

  1. Choose meals that follow a Mediterranean pattern, emphasizing fruits, vegetables, fish, nuts, unsaturated oils, and plant proteins. This is one of the reasons your nutrition program is based on the Mediterranean diet.

  2. Achieve your weekly exercise target. Exercise supports brain health in several ways, increasing connections among brain cells, reducing stress, and promoting healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

  3. Stimulate your mind, which can help promote new connections among nerve cells. Read, take a new class, or solve puzzles or problems. Try activities that require manual dexterity as well as mental effort, such as painting or playing an instrument.

  4. Build and maintain a good social network. Strong social ties, especially in older age, are associated with lower dementia risk.

  5. Adopt a habit that supports your emotional well-being, like meditation, journaling, or breathing exercises. These may help relieve stress and anxiety, which have been linked to poor cognitive function.

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