Dr. Norm Dawson
At the age of 75, I've been keenly conscious of my overall health and the measures I've taken to preserve both my physical and cognitive well-being. Living with deafness for the majority of my life has added a unique perspective to this journey. I sincerely appreciate the valuable information shared below, shedding light on the crucial topic of brain health.
While aging might impact our memory, we can counteract this by adopting healthy behaviors. Importantly, recent studies show that hearing loss may lead to cognitive decline, emphasizing the urgency to take our brain health seriously 🚨.
Nutrition🍽️: Our brains are over half fat, so healthy fats like omega-3 fatty acids, found in nuts🥜, seeds, and oily fish🐟, are vital. Including green leafy vegetables🥦 and berries🍓 in your diet also aids brain health. Small changes, like swapping mashed potatoes for green vegetables or choosing nuts and seeds over cookies, can make a significant difference. Integrating top-tier, bio-available nutritional supplements into your daily regimen can effectively counteract the prevalent nutritional deficiencies many individuals experience.* #NutritionForBrain
Exercise🏋️♀️: Regular exercise improves heart health, which ensures a better blood supply to the brain. Mix up your routine to keep it interesting - alternate between aerobic exercises and resistance training. #ActiveLiving
Sleep💤: Aim for 6-8 hours of quality sleep each night. This gives your brain time to process and repair. Regularly sleeping less than six hours can increase your risk of cognitive issues by 30%. #SleepWell
Mental Stimulation🧩: Keeping your brain active and adaptable is key. Try learning new skills or hobbies to stimulate your mind daily. I have been involved with Toastmasters for years and have been playing the ukulele for 6 years, both activities stimulate my brain. #NeverStopLearning
Nature Time🌳: Urban life can overstimulate the brain. Spending time in nature or listening to nature sounds can provide the necessary mental break, enhancing your mental performance. I say, “Being outdoors is like getting a massage for the brain.” #NatureHeals
Stress Management🧘♀️: Prolonged stress can negatively impact brain health. Develop healthy coping techniques, such as practicing mindfulness, and use them regularly to manage stress effectively. #StressFreeLiving
Social Connections🤝: As social creatures, humans benefit from maintaining strong relationships. Regular social activities stimulate the mind, and the support from relationships can alleviate stress. #StayConnected
Healthy aging begins now. Regardless of your age, cultivating healthy habits today prepares you for maintaining your brain health as you age. The clock is ticking; it's time to prioritize your brain health ⏳💪. #HealthyAging #BrainHealthMatters
*Always consult with a healthcare provider before starting any new supplement regimen.