Aging comes in the company of several health concerns including forgetfulness, depression, weakening immunity and the increased risk of developing dementia. We often hear of instances in which people become disinterested in their life as they step into the senior age bracket. Not to mention, aging people typically fail to recall small bits of information.
However, down the timeline, we may hear that the person developed dementia. Subsequently, you are probably going to end up baffled with the horrifying question that hangs over your head – was that person aging or did he have dementia all along?
As disturbing as it is, aging and dementia tend to share symptoms. For instance, memory slips, distorted concentration, and disinterest in daily activities are some of the signs of aging...
Does your brain feel tired, lethargic or overtaxed at times?
Do you feel that your brain cannot comprehend and sulks in your tiresome routine? Is focusing difficult for you paired with a weak memory?
If the answer to the aforementioned questions is yes then you are probably going through the common struggle of brain-overindulgence, which makes it hard to keep pace with the relentless demands of this complex world. Worry not. There are different methods that can help your brain overcome frustration, and grow strong.
What To Do? The ideal choice.
Poor lifestyle choices and changes in diet can have serious repercussions on your body’s physical and mental reserves. Unhealthy daily practices such as carrying 50-pound barbells while jogging might seem like a good idea, but in reality, only...
By MIKE ZIMMERMAN
Exercise, a good diet, and mental challenges are great for your brain individually. Together? They'll make you unstoppable, at least according to animal studies. Here, ranked from most-research-backed to least, are the things to focus on.
1. Exercise 3 hours a week.
You've experienced it yourself on a mind-clearing walk: Moving your body is freaking great for your brain, both now and years from now. Majid Fotuhi of NeurExpand recommends keeping your heart rate up for at least 20 minutes at a time. In one study, people who increased their three weekly walks from 10 to 40 minutes expanded their hippocampi by 2% after a year—the equivalent of getting 2 to 4 years younger above the neck. Exercise increases levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), a...