Exercise Your Mind This November

November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. Here are five ways to keep your mind flexible and engaged!

  1. Get active. Get your heart rate up with some cardiovascular exercises that can increase blood flow to the brain and body.
  2. Open a book. Keep your brain working by learning new things, which is said to decrease chances of dementia. Join a book club, take a class at the local community center, research something of interest online.
  3. Fuel your mind. Eating a healthy, balanced diet can help lower the risks of cognitive decline. Diets that are lower in fat, higher in vegetables and incorporate more fish – which has omega-3 fatty acids that are crucial to brain function – will provide many benefits for your mind and body.
  4. Challenge your mind. Activate your mind with activities like putting together a puzzle or card games that will force your mind to think strategically.
  5. Focus on your mental health. Be aware of the stress in your life and learn how you can best manage it.

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