With declining age, we often assume that cognitive decline is the fate we can’t avoid. But this is not true. Age is one of the risk factors of Alzheimer’s, which doesn’t necessarily mean that you will suffer from it at an old age. In fact, experts believe that we can even reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Take charge of your health and do not let the disease erase the memories you once made.
Here are a few tips for women to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s:
Due to the turmoil of our daily lives, we often end up doing more than required. Offering somebody some help, challenging yourself or doing a noble act – all these can help build a healthier mind. Some of you might have a stringent schedule that you have to follow every day but that does not mean that you cannot take a break from it all. Hit the pause button with these things:
Walk. Run. Play video games. Take a break with your office buddies. Any kind of physical activity can help you get rid of amyloid – the substance responsible for the development of Alzheimer’s. Experts believe that exercise can lower amyloid in the brain, thereby reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s. Regular exercise can stimulate the brain’s ability to build connections. Include some cardio and strength training to get benefits and you can also opt for meditation to relax the mind and reduce the symptoms of the disease.
8 hours sleep should be a very important part of your life. Despite your busy schedule, take out 8 hours every day to sleep as a priority and stick to it. Ensure that you have an appropriate setting to induce sleep – low lights or no lights, and no phones as they stop the body from producing melatonin (a sleepiness hormone). Changing sleeping patterns even on the weekend can have a bad impact on your health. Make a constant bedtime and wake up on time to keep the disease at bay.
Your brain suffers when your cholesterol levels, blood pressure numbers, blood sugar and your weight are not in control. It is crucially important to know your numbers so that you can keep them in check. Controlling your numbers can reduce the risk of cognitive decline.
Keep yourself fit and healthy by following the aforementioned tips. These tips are as useful for curtailing the risk of heart diseases as it is for Alzheimer’s disease. A healthy lifestyle promotes a healthy heart and a healthy brain.
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