Studies show exercise and lifestyle can maintain healthy brain performance

There is growing evidence that lifestyle can affect your brain health and risk for dementia.

Here are some tips to keep your brain active and stimulate new brain neurons.

  • As an exercise, walk backwards – different parts of the brain are activated when you walk backwards.
  • Learn to dance some new dance patterns, ie, if you have never gone square dancing – go square dancing.
  • Surf the web – follow interesting links to see what new things you can learn
  • Enjoy a healthy diet, don’t smoke, avoid alcohol except a glass of red wine at night if you like, and get plenty of regular exercise – 4-5 times a week of brisk walking is a good idea.