The incidence of dementia in the elderly is increasing rapidly due to increased stress, increased oxidative exposure and nutrient insufficiencies.
The health of the brain determines much of our experience of life, influenicing our moods, our intelligence and our overall quality of life. Maintaining brain health throughout life should therefore be a priority for all of us. In order to address all the challenges and changes your brain experiences throughout life, it is important to incorporate good dietary choices, key Natural Medicines and both physical and mental exercise. This will help to promote a healthy brain and mind.
SIX KEYS TO HEALTHY BRAIN
1. Exercise and challenge your brain
2. Nourish your brain through good nutrition
3. Enjoy Physical activity
4. Stress management
5. Sleep well
6. Take natural supplements
STRAIN THE BRAIN TO TRAIN THE BRAIN
The more you think, the smarter you become. You can train your brain by choosing appealing and challenging leisure activities ( eg. crosswords, puzzles, learning a new language,etc ) and challenging yourself at work.
EAT YOUR WAY TO A BETTER BRAIN
Try eating the following foods each day: protein rich foods, a minimum of 3 cups of fresh veges, two pieces of fresh fruit, a handful of nuts and seeds, two tablespoons of good oils, drinking at least 8 glasses of water. Enjoy regular exercise and fun.
EXERCISE BUILDS BETTER BRAIN HEALTH
Physical exercise well into old age has been shown to: enhance learning and memory, reduce age and disease related mental decline, protect against age – related degeneration of crucial areas of the brain associated with higher cognitive function.
WHEN LIFE BECOMES STRESSFUL, WHAT DO YOU DO?
Many people put work and stress before their own health and wellbeing. Ensuring that you take time out to relax is extremely important for brain health, because excessive stress can impair memory and brain function.
ARE YOU COUNTING SHEEP IN ORDER TO SLEEP?
The most common reason people have difficulty sleeping is that they are unable to shut off the anxieties and worries of the day and are preparing for tomorrow’s problems. Sleep is important for repair of both body and mind.
NUTRIENTS TO NOURISH THE BRAIN
A multivitamin and mineral supplement is the best way to provide vital nutrients for brain function. Vitamins and minerals improve energy, support metabolism and nervous system function and promote better brain function.
Omega 3 essential fatty acids from fish oils are also extremely important for your brain. DHA, one of the major components of fish oil, improves cognitive function and is very effective for protection against age related mental decline.
Brain tissue is extremely vulnerable to damage by free radicals. Replenishing the brain with antioxidants is therefore a great idea to help reduce the damaging effects of oxidative stress and aid in the prevention of age-associated memory impairment. great antioxidants to help support healthy brain function include: resveratrol, vitamin C, and vitamin E.
So come in today and let us help you to support your brain health so that you can maintain positive moods, healthy cognitive and quality of life well into old age.