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How can you keep your mind sharp as you age? Are there things you could be doing today that will help you thing better and live a healthier life overall? Absolutely. Here are four brain health tips to get you functioning at your peak.
1: Try Something New Every Day
Our brains were meant to be exercised, and continuously trying new challenges doesn’t wear them out – by contrast, it actually stretches them out and keeps them limber, much in the same way keeping your muscles working keeps them from stiffening up.
Challenges can be small, such as learning a new word every day, or twisting, like trying to eat with the other hand, or a particularly complicated jigsaw puzzle.
2: Eat Deep-Colored Foods
As a general rule, the more vivid the color of a fruit or vegetable, the more antioxidant qualities it has. Brain health depends on keeping free radical damage from becoming permanent. Free radicals occur when cells are damaged by lack of proper nutrients.
It’s important to provide foods that fight this damage to your mind. Get more raspberries, blueberries, cherries, cranberries and strawberries in your diet today. Read the rest of this entry »