Exercise for your brain, eat right for your body

I think it is safe to assume that for most of us if we knew how to improve our life in a few simple ways, to ensure that we would live both longer and healthier, we would take the necessary steps.

I’ve been reading up on the importance of exercise especially maintaining the routine of exercise as we age. Scientific studies show an association between physical activity and reduced risk of cognitive decline.

You don’t have to go to the gym like I do. You can choose whatever you like as long as it gets your heart rate up for 30 to 45 minutes at a time several days a week. Start out slowly, but start!

Work your way up to that optimal time frame of exercise. I find it difficult to get myself to the gym some times because there is always work to be done but once I’m there I feel great – especially at the end of a long, vigorous workout.

Another measure that the Alzheimer’s Organization suggests for healthy living is to eat a heart healthy diet. This not only helps your brain, but also reduced your risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke.

Add a few of these healthy recipes to your list from FoodNetwork.com’s Most-Saved Healthy Recipes. I highly recommend Bobby Flay’s Salmon with Brown Sugar and Mustard Glaze.

 

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For me, it’s important to know the facts but not be controlled by them. Instead I choose to live with a positive attitude and a healthy lifestyle. How about you? Are you motivated to make changes in your lifestyle to stave off dementia and hear disease? What are tips that you follow for healthy living?

 


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