Lack of quality sleep can lead to a long list of brain issues. Here are more than a dozen steps you can take to improve your sleep.
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Pillars of Brain Health
The pillars of brain health lay the foundation for brain fitness - how well the brain actually works. They are the key elements of how you live your life ... your lifestyle habits and health risk factors ... and they are the key influencers of brain aging.
The six pillars are nutrition, physical exercise, mental stimulation, sleep, stress management, and brain drains (health risk factors). Their combined effect on the brain determine how well it will work, and for how long.
Restoring brain health and avoiding mental decline is a matter of balance. You simply need to counteract the forces that cause your brain to age with those that nourish, protect and renew it.
Many medications can cause memory loss and other cognitive issues. The average 65-year-old takes five medications which greatly increases their risk for problems.
Common sense, practical memory tips to make your everyday life easier. Get through your day with less forgetfulness and frustration.
Portable biofeedback devices can help you improve response to stress, think more clearly, and boost mental performance for a fraction of the cost of professional biofeedback therapy.
Fall is a good time to make changes to your diet and exercise programs. Use the change of seasons to your advantage to get both your brain and body fit.
Being overweight puts you at risk for developing high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes. But it's also linked to brain atrophy. The more overweight you are, the more brain shrinkage and corresponding brain function loss you are likely to have.