First Aid for Your Aging Brain

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By Chloe JonPaul

Want to stay mentally sharp as you age? It’s not that hard to do…and it’s never too late because whether you’re 55 or 95, you can slow down and reversed the aging process in your brain.

Here are some tips to get you started:

  • Avoid drugs, alcohol, unhealthy food choices
  • Get 7-8 hours of quality sleep each night. A great supplement for this is gaia Sound sleep
  • Use good supplements such as a cal/mag/zinc complex
  • Engage in daily exercise such a good, long walk or a 30 minute body resistant band workout or use dumb bells
  • Engage your brain each day with mental workouts (see suggestions below). These games will improve your memory, reasoning skills, and what brain scientists refer to as executive functioning. This translates into the capacity to control and apply your mental skills. Did you know that your brain is the most flexible organ in your body? Throughout your entire life span, it is able to adapt, repair, and even improve. Readers Digest published an article in the Dec.2018-Jan2019 issue in the Genius Section entitled Unfreeze Your Brain taken from Leonard Miodinow’s book, The Body elastic. It is well worth reading! So… start stocking up on your mental arsenal by checking out the following:
  • Eating for Your Brain as a Senior: www.usnews.com/health
  • Socialize, Keep Active, Exercise Your Brain: www.seniorservicesmidland.org
  • Keep Your Brain Active as a Senior: www.institute4learning.com
  • Why You Should Thank Your Aging Brain: www.health.harvard.edu
  • Best Brain Supplements: www.braincenter.net Books
    399 games puzzles & trivia challenges especially designed to keep your brain young by Nancy Linde
    Brain Games by Holli fort et al: Publications International, Ltd
    *** Books are available on Amazon

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