Brain Fitness While Aging
In order for your brain to function properly at any age, it needs oxygen and glucose. And much like a muscle in your body, it needs to be stimulated on a regular basis in order to maintain strength. As you age, you're more likely to become increasingly sedentary and it becomes even more important to continue challenging your mind. You can improve your brain fitness by simply adding new twists to your routines and by exercising your body.
Our brain is a web of neurons, brain cells that relay 15 million pieces of information per hour. The more you use this network of neurons, the more you continue to create, and the sharper your mind will be.
Exercise is one way to provide your brain with food. Going for a walk will help increase your bodys circulation, supplying the brain with a steady stream of blood and glucose without taxing your muscles. Our brains were built to run at their best when our bodies also in good shape. According to a five-year study at the Laval University in Quebec, "Inactive individuals were twice as likely to develop Alzheimer's, compared to those with the highest levels of activity (exercised vigorously at least three times a week). But even light or moderate exercisers cut their risk significantly for Alzheimer's and mental decline." A healthy body is a healthy brain.