The American Heart Association / American Stroke Association tell us that healthy eating and exercising can help not just our body’s health, but our brain health, too – which in turn can help to minimize the effects of aging and can help to prevent things like heart problems and strokes.
They report that:
“In a 25-year study of nearly 3,400 people ages 18 to 30, researchers found that those with slightly elevated blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol levels tended to have lower cognitive, thinking and reasoning abilities in their 40s and 50s. “
For more on this, see our post New study: Physical activity may slow aging – – and the more the better
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See Steps to Better Brain Health. Here’s a quick summary of key steps:
- Prevent or Control High Blood Pressure
- Be Physically Active
- Control Blood Sugar
- Eat Healthy
- Lose Weight
- Manage Cholesterol
- Get Quality Sleep
- Stop Smoking
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