Slow Down Cognitive Decline

Greetings from Mexico.

Quantz and I are visiting the magical villages of Mexico.

Today I want to talk about the importance of brain care and how to slow down cognitive decline.

A recent article in the New York Times gave some great suggestions on ways to keep the brain healthy.

Play games.

Read more novels.

Beware of technology.

Eat bright colored fruits and vegetables.

Other activities that help keep the brain sharp and improve our memory include chess, crossword puzzles, jigsaw puzzles, Sedoko, Wordle, Scrabble, Bridge, and any card game that involves remembering things.  Improving our cognitive function does not need to be boring!

Keeping the mind active is important in keeping a healthy brain but there are also other things that research tells us are important to healthy brains:   SLEEP!   Good quality sleep is important to brain health.  Good sleep is often overlooked as an important part of staying brain-healthy.

A Mediterranean-style diet has also been shown to help keep the brain healthy.  This means lots of green leafy vegetables and fruits, whole grains, and nuts. Eating more fish and chicken is also good for a healthy brain.

And don’t forget the importance of regular exercise.  You don’t have to be a marathon runner.  It helps just to take brisk walks every day.

These are just some of the things that can help us slow down cognitive decline and improve brain function.

For us, it’s all about trying new things, like street corn or just practicing my lousy Spanish :).

The important thing?


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