HEALTHY BRAIN HABITS
Regular cardiovascular exercise reduces the risk of cognitive decline. Swimming is recommended for those with knee pain.
Older adults need 7-9 hours of sleep each night. Stay away from caffeine late in the day, avoid the use of electronics in the bedroom, and establish a sleep schedule.
Engage in social activities that you love in your community! Volunteer in a non-profit, join a choir, or help out at an afterschool program.
THE 'MIND' DIET
(Slashes Alzheimer's risk by 35%). Eat a meal once a day with others!
At least 3 servings of whole grains a day
A salad and 1 other vegetable each day
Drink green tea daily!
At least 1-oz of nuts a day
Beans or legumes at least every other day
Poultry and berries at least twice a week
Fish at least once a week
Limit unhealty foods, cheese, or fried foods no more than once a week (only 1 tablespoon of butter a day; choose olive oil)
Sweets less than 5 times a week.
Challenge yourself at least 1 hour a day. Learn a new language, play board games, play an instrument, read, and more!
Pray or meditate daily, learn stress management & relaxation techniques, and seek medical treatment if you have symptoms of depression, anxiety, or other mental health issues.