• Carrie Klaege

Boost Your Brain and Memory, Continued...

16. 30 Minutes, 3X a Week. A total of 90 minutes of brisk walking every week is all you need to improve cognitive outcomes and increase blood flow to the brain!


17. Grab a Cup of Joe! Coffee has been shown to improve short-term memory. And one study found that three cups of coffee a day decreased risk of Alzheimer's by as much as 65%. Awwwww Coffee!


18. Try Tai Chi. A form of mind-body exercise, Tai Chi improves balance, strength, and flexibility and reduces stress and anxiety. It may have brain benefits that other types of exercise do not because it cognitively engages you while you participate.


19. Making a Difference Makes a Difference! A higher sense of purpose in life has been linked to reduced signs of dementia. Looking for ways to reach out and lend a hand? Start here: http://gvsvolunteering.org/


20. In It for the Long Haul. Remember that your perceptions on aging have a long term effect on your physical and mental health. Keep learning, keep making friends and developing close relationships, and maintain control over your aging process as much as you can to enjoy greater satisfaction overall in life!

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