Alzheimer’s disease is one of the biggest concerns many of us have as we get older. There is still no cure regarding this most common disease, a trend that continues to grow at a disturbingly alarming rate. But here are the ways to reduce the risk of getting Alzheimer’s disease.
STOP USING ALUMINIUM
Not only is this chemical found in food, it is concentrated in pans also because of the chemical’s high conductivity when heated up and even deodorant! Here are some ways to reduce your aluminium exposure, don’t wrap your food in aluminum foil. Make sure to buy stainless steel pots or glass pots.
GET ENOUGH SLEEP
A way to increase your chances of getting a good nights sleep, is to stay away from blue screens like phone, laptop and TV, after sunset! Unfortunately for students, the sleep you get before 12 am is higher quality sleep than the sleep you get after. Some tips to get a better nights sleep include, turn on “night shift” when you must use technology, and wake up with sunrise and work out in the morning.
Stress can not only start, but quicken one’s progress in developing Alzheimer’s. There are ways to slow down the disease development. Yoga and meditation are simple ways to reduce stress.
NEVER RETIRE FROM LIFE
People need a purpose to keep living. Sitting brainless watching TV all day is like waiting for the day you die. Once people stop working, they sometimes lose their meaning in life. Even once you stop working a full time job, invest in a hobby or explore an interest. Part of staying healthy is staying involved in the community and actively participating in different aspects of your life.
EAT MEDITERRANEAN DIET
Healthy eating can delay aging in the brain and body. The Mediterranean diet is plant-based diet foods such as nuts, fruit, vegetables, whole grains. It is associated with reduced risk of heart disease, cancer, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s diseases, as well as other forms of dementia. Fish such as salmon, tuna and sardines are high in omega-3 fatty acids, the good fats which is good for memory. The fat in red meat is not healthy for your heart or brain. Healthy eating activates the brain’s metabolic pathways and improves cognitive function. It may slow or prevent Alzheimer’s disease.
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