New Study Shows the Benefits of Cognitive Exercises and a Healthy Lifestyle

We have talked about the many benefits of cognitive exercises and how they can mitigate the onset of dementia. Another new study has been released by Rush University Medical Center in Chicago that shows that a healthy lifestyle along with practicing cognitive exercises can mitigate dementia.

During the Alzheimer’s Association’s International Conference in Los Angeles, the new study was released showing that there is a 60 percent chance of decreasing dementia by making it a habit to follow these 5 activities.

  • Ditch the red meat and make it a conscious habit to eat healthy. This means consuming plenty of vegetables and fruits!
  • Take a brisk walk! Make sure to make the time to exercise at least 30 minutes each day to get your heartrate up.
  • Drink one glass of wine each night. One glass of wine each night can be a healthy addition to your lifestyle, but not more than one glass and always drink responsibly.
  • Do your crossword puzzles and other cognitive exercises. Yes, cognitive exercises can mitigate the onset of dementia. This means new and novel learning to train your brain. Make it a habit to do this for 30 minutes at least 3 times a week.
  • No smoking! Smoking is bad for your health and this includes your memory and other brain functions.

How Can We Help?

Dr. John DenBoer and his team at SMART Brain Aging has found that new and novel learning is the most effective brain training due to the release of glutamate.

We can help you with your cognitive exercises! Start Brain U Online today to start mitigating the onset of dementia by up to 2.25 years.

Medical Disclaimer:

By reading this blog, I acknowledge that I am not creating or entering a clinical or medical relationship with Dr. DenBoer and SMART Brain Aging. I understand that all materiel included in this blog is strictly for informational purposes only. The content is to provide me with information and knowledge and I will not substitute it for diagnosis, treatment or medical advice. I am aware the author does not hold a medical degree or license and is simply providing me additional information on a variety of health topics.

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