Improving Memory: The Brain Workout Plan
The loss of your memory can severely disrupt your life and eventually lead to more serious health problems. One of the most common cases is the development of Alzheimer’s disease. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, around 5.3 million Americans have the disease, which is also one of the leading causes of death.
November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, and The Christian Village at Mason offers some ideas for exercising your brain – a great habit to get into for people of any age.
Your brain requires a certain amount of exercise and attention to remain healthy. A third of the brain’s volume is composed of blood vessels. A healthy blood flow to these vessels are the key to maintaining healthy brain activity. People over the age of 65 are especially sensitive to memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease.
You can greatly benefit from these techniques to keep brain activity sharp for as long as possible:
Curling up with a good book or the daily newspaper is a great way to occupy your spare time as well as give your brain a workout.
Keep a journal or diary to write down your thoughts, a short story, or poem. This is also a stimulating activity for your brain.
Solve a Puzzle
While reading your newspaper or magazine, you may come across a crossword or another type of puzzle. Stop and work on it. Photo puzzles are also excellent. Have fun and exercise your brain at the same time.
Find a Hobby
Finding a hobby to work on in your spare time can be both enjoyable and healthy for your mind. Take up an art class, music, a game like chess or even computer games or any other activity to get your mind flowing.
How often do you meet up and spend time chatting and catching up with friends? Remaining active in a social circle and engaging in conversation on a regular basis is a great way to keep up your brain’s activity.
Eat Well & Exercise
The foundation for maintaining a healthy mind and body is eating well and exercising. A proper, balanced diet of protein, fruits, vegetables and lots of water combined with regular exercise will keep your brain and body energized.
The Christian Village at Mason , we’ve worked hard to create an atmosphere where all of these brain activity tips are supported and encouraged. Visit our website or on social media at Facebook or Twitter for continued updates, or contact our office at (513) 398-1486 for further information about scheduled activities and other opportunities.
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