1. Eat Healthy
High quality nutrition is a cornerstone of health and optimal brain function. A large body of scientific evidence has proven that diets which are high in animal fat and simple carbohydrates harm the health of the brain, impede mental functioning, and greatly increase one’s lifetime risk of developing dementia. Below are recommendations that are supported by current science:
Eat fruits and vegetables
Eat the right kind of fat
Not all fats are bad for your brain. Omega 3 fatty acids found in salmon, albacore tuna, walnuts, flaxseed, and avocados are very beneficial. Omega 3 fatty acids decrease inflammation throughout the body and promote brain health.
Do not smoke tobacco
Drink alcohol only moderately
Consume sweets sensibly
2. Live Healthy
Exercise, sleep, and stress can have a big impact on the long term well being of our memory. These three factors influence our body chemistry and can damage our brain. Below we discuss each in some detail.
Develop an effective stress management system
3. Get Annual MARS Memory Check-Ups
No matter how hard we work to take care of our brain, it is still important to monitor its health in the same way we monitor the rest of our body. Annual MARS Memory Check-ups help catch problems in their earliest stages so you can maintain your brain’s health and your Quality of Life.