Fresh off of a 5k run, enjoying nature at its finest in Lakes Park, Florida. Photo courtesy of Charly Caldwell II
As life expectancies continue to rise, quality of life in our later years is becoming increasingly important. Therefore, keeping our minds as well as our bodies healthy is a priority.
Here are 3 strategies you can start today to keep your brain sharp:
1) Exercise your brain.
Like the body, the brain benefits from being used and challenged — from being ‘kept in shape’.
Challenging the brain with new activities can create new pathways within the brain that can act as alternate routes if some neurons (nerve cells) are damaged.
You could try:
Running through the beautiful gardens of Lakes Park, and spotted this beauty -> it's Queens Wreath! Photo courtesy of Charly Caldwell II.
It’s much easier to stick to a nutritious, healthy meal plan when you already have all the ingredients at home.
Mapping out a weekly meal plan and writing down what to buy before grocery shopping can eliminate impulse buys and poor food choices.
One of the first steps for anyone on a mission to achieve a healthier lifestyle is to learn how to food shop.
Running through the gardens of Lakes Park in Fort Myers, Florida, spotted this beauty in bloom -> it's Queens Wreath! Photo courtesy of Charly Caldwell II.
Stocking the pantry and fridge with wholesome, nutritious foods provides you with healthy options and provides more variety to mix and match meals and snacks throughout the week.