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Protecting Your Brain as You Age

By and
Thursday, 09 January 2020 11:29 AM Current | Bio | Archive

“Champions keep playing until they get it right,” says Billie Jean King, winner of 39 Grand Slam tennis titles.

“You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them,” advises Michael Jordan, winner of six NBA championships with the Chicago Bulls.

“Passion first and everything will fall into place,” explains Holly Holm, a UFC competitor.

Those athletes know how important it is to push yourself. That’s a surefire way to protect your brainpower as you age as well.

A 2017 Lancet commission on dementia found that 35% of cases were preventable if people managed high blood pressure, obesity, hearing loss, depression, diabetes, inactivity, and isolation in later life.

But missing from that equation was the influence of emotional health in midlife — a critical period for dementia-related brain changes and psychosocial crises — on the development of cognitive problems later on.

Using decades of data, researchers found that a sense of personal growth and a continuing drive to pursue improved health and happiness at age 52 sets you up for better cognition at 69. In other words, look for new experiences and aim for self-improvement.

Here are six things you can do to protect your brain as you age:

1. Expand your circle of friends and acquaintances by helping others.

2. Learn new skills and pursue whatever you're curious about.

3. Work to improve your health: Increase daily activity (go for 10,000 steps daily or the equivalent) and eat a plant-based diet, free of ultraprocessed foods.

4. Avoid exposure to toxins from smoking/vaping.

5. Manage your stress response.

6. Get enough sleep (seven to eight hours) nightly.

© King Features Syndicate

   
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