Health Tip: Strengthening Your Brain
(HealthDay News) -- A healthy lifestyle can help keep your brain sharp as you age, preventing cognitive decline.
The American Academy of Family Physicians suggests how to stay mentally sharp as you get older:
Eat a healthy, balanced diet and maintain a healthy body weight.
Get regular exercise, aiming for 30 minutes of exercise, at least five days per week.
Join a club, play a sport, volunteer or visit frequently with friends.
Read frequently, work puzzles and play memory games.