Your brain is the most complex, essential organ in your body, and
as you age, it becomes especially important to support it as best
you can. Take a look at these six tips for a few ways to help
your brain stay as healthy as possible.
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People who exercise are less likely to develop Alzheimer’s
and other forms of dementia due to increased blood flow to the
Engage in 30-60 minutes of exercise a few times each
week to keep your body (and brain) in peak condition!
Activities that use your hands as well as your mind—like
drawing or playing an instrument—can also improve brain health.
Eat to Think
Diets low in fat and rich in antioxidants can significantly
reduce the occurrence of cognitive decline.
Fish, nuts and a variety of whole grains in your daily meals
helps keep your brain happy and healthy.
Avoid excessive drinking and foods high in sodium foods.
Hit the Hay
Sleep is essential for brain health. It plays a vital role in
supporting and sustaining optimal brain function.
Get seven to nine consecutive hours of restful
sleep every night.
Try creating a nighttime routine that will help you prepare
Socially active older adults are less likely to experience
Connecting with loved ones and friends can help keep
loneliness and stress at bay.
Social interactions can reduce stress and lower blood
Live and Learn
Learning new things can strengthen the connection
between your brain cells.
Challenge your mind by doing a puzzle.
Play strategic games (like cards) or learn a new language.
Back to the Drawing Board
Architect, dreamer, and perpetual problem-solver, the man once
dubbed “Stockton’s Leonardo da Vinci” has been putting
his creative mind to good use for
nearly a century. And he’s nowhere near packing up his drafting
tools and calling it a day.
At 96-years-old, one might think Glen has settled into
retirement, enjoying work-free days and wiling away the hours
with more recreational pursuits. Not so. One of three founding
members of the Save Downtown Stockton Foundation, Glen continues
to advocate and push for the city’s leadership to reimagine the
possibilities when it comes to moving Stockton’s infrastructure
A resident of the city for over 70 years, it’s no surprise that
Glen has seen some significant changes in Stockton, many of which
he helped to bring about. Indeed, a glance at Glen’s prolific
portfolio gives the impression he’s worked on every major
building within a 100-mile radius of Stockton, with schools,
banks, libraries, and courthouses across the San Joaquin Valley
bearing the mark of his creativity and talent. However, it was
working with partner Howard Bissell at the University of the
Pacific (UOP) that would seal his identity as a son of Stockton.
Read his story here.
Listen to “Eskaton Talks Brain Health” with Therese
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Disclaimer: The information provided is for
educational and informational purposes only. It is not intended
to be a substitute for professional medical, financial, health,
social and environmental advice.