What’s one of the top worries I hear from women about aging and getting older? Brain health! Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, or cognitive decline in ourselves or our loved ones. Our hopes and dreams for the future are built around healthy, capable, strong minds and bodies. Minds that can make decisions, be independent and learn new things. Both our freedom in and enjoyment of life can be negatively impacted by declines in our brain health.
While you can’t control all of the risk factors related to brain health, there are many lifestyle factors you can do something about. Physical activity, nutrition, sleep, stress, and staying socially connected are some of the ways you can have a positive impact on your brain health. Let’s dive into 3 specific actions you can take now to protect your brain health and your future.