AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Click above to Bookmark this page for yourself and/or share it with your friends

Home

Click on the links below for "The Best" in:

 Health News & Information

Article Directory

Home & Herbal Remedies

Beating & Avoiding Cancer

Diets & Weight Loss

Healthy Recipes

Natural Living

Anti-Aging
& Longevity

Pets and Animals

Humor

Inspiration

Health Books

Travel

Recreation

Hobbies

 Making Money

Romance

Luella's Corner

The TBYIL Complete Supplement & Health Catalog

Links

Contact Us

If you would like to donate to help us keep this web site active and growing, click on the button above.   Much thanks! - Tony & Luella

The Best Years in Life Recommends:

Advanced Colloidal Gold

Boosts memory, mood and focus!

Available Now!
Click on the image for more information

The plant you need to make your own home remedy for cancer, hepatitis-C & more may be growing in your back yard!  Read all about this proven  remedy plus much more on how to naturally beat illness and live a longer, healthier and happier life.

Make the rest of your years

The Best Years in Life

10 Easy and Natural Ways to Keep Your Brain Sharp

by Tony Isaacs

Keeping your brain sharp and preventing mental decline involves more than just the brain itself. Healthy practices in many areas of life will help you keep your brain, as well as your body, in top shape. Here are 10 easy and natural ways to help keep your brain in top shape now and prevent problems later:

 

1. Lead an active lifestyle and exercise regularly. Regular exercise such as brisk walking, swimming, aerobics and yoga in mid-life helps forestall and prevent memory problems that often come with aging. In later years, regular exercise and physical activity can actually improve the brain function of people with mild cognitive impairment. There is no need to overdo it - mild to moderate exercise is all it takes. The key is to do it regularly.

2. Exercise and challenge your mind. An active brain stays sharp and continues to produce new connections between nerve cells. Studies have shown the benefits of regularly solving crosswords and other brain teasers. Other things to consider are reading, playing games such as chess, and learning a new hobby. Instead of watching mind numbing TV shows watch programs that provide new and thought provoking information such as shows about history and science.

3. Eat a healthy diet. A diet that is low in saturated fats, sugar, bleached white flour and junk foods and which has an abundance of colorful fruits and veggies will keep your brain sharp as well as keeping your body trim and protecting you against diseases such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease.

4. Avoid and manage stress. We have all heard that stress is the silent killer and it is true. Stress also damages your brain by releasing damaging hormones. Some of the best ways to manage stress include simplifying your life, avoiding stressful situations, stopping to smell the roses from time to time, and using techniques such as yoga, meditation, EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) and/or MTT (Meridian Tapping Technique).

5. Get adequate sleep. According to the National Sleep Foundation, adults need between seven and nine hours of sleep each night. Restful sleep enables the body and brain to heal and recharge so that you are healthier and are able to think more clearly. Sleep also helps you have a better long-term memory.

6. Be sure to include plenty of antioxidants in your diet. Numerous studies have shown that a diet rich in antioxidants helps prevent and slow age-related declines in memory and learning. Among the very best sources of antioxidants are blueberries, dark grapes and pomegranates.

7. Incorporate plenty of essential omega-3 fatty acids in your diet. Omega-3s help protect the brain against age-related decline and maintain proper brain function throughout life. Some of the best omega-3 sources include fatty cold water fish such as tuna, sardines, mackerel, and herring.

8. Have an active social life. Talking and interacting with others keeps your brain active and sharpens thinking. According to a leading psychologist, spending only 10 minutes talking to another person can be as effective as mental exercises such as working crossword puzzles.

9. Don`t smoke. According to the Mayo Clinic, smokers have twice the risk of developing Alzheimer's. If you do smoke, stop! Even people who have smoked for years can reduce their risk of memory problems by quitting.

10. Drink in moderation. While low to moderate amounts of alcohol, especially red wine, have been shown to protect against heart disease and cancer, heavy drinking (more than 14 drinks each week) actually shrinks brains.

Sources Included:

http://www.todaysseniorsnetwork.com/reverse_mental_decline.htm
http://www.livescience.com/health/090423-sharp-mind-1.html
http://www.newsmaxhealth.com/health_stories/10_ways_keep_brain_sharp/2010/02/04/312702.html
http://healthmad.com/nutrition/blueberries-offer-health-protection-against-disease/
http://www.doctorwascher.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emotional_Freedom_Technique
http://www.whatismtt.com/

See also:

Blueberries Improve Memory, Slow Aging and Much More

Vitamin B12 Prevents Alzheimer's, Depression

Natural Help to Prevent, Slow Down and Reverse Alzheimer’s

The Best Years in Life Anti-aging and Longevity Page

    

Your hosts Tony Isaacs and Luella May

Click here to visit our CureZone Health Forum: Ask Tony Isaacs: Featuring Luella May – Natural Health, Cancer, Longevity and Home & Herbal Remedies.

Misty the Found Dog - Official Mascot of The Best Years in Life

Mountain Rose Herbs. A Herbs, Health & Harmony Com

Life Extension Highest Quality Vitamins

Misty the "found dog" - Official Mascot of The Best Years in Life

For the best in health information, subscribe to The Rose Laurel Press Newsletter featuring articles by Tony M. Isaacs

Subscribe to the Rose Laurel Press and The Oleandersoup Forum - Free Subscription

Powered by health.groups.yahoo.com

Rose Laurel Enterprises * P O Box 121 * Cooper * TX * 75432
Phone: 903-886-2436Fax: 801-926-4273

Disclaimer: The information on this page and on this website has not been evaluated by the FDA.  We do not diagnose, treat, cure or prevent illness or disease - instead, we try to help people learn how to do so themselves.  Anyone who believes they have a serious medical condition or health issue should seek diagnoses from a qualified medical professional before making any decisions on how to best address their health. We do not sell or advocate drugs, nor do we make any claims that anything advocated or sold on this website is a drug.  Furthermore, anyone contemplating using any products or information on this website must accept such use as experimental and voluntary.  No claims are made regarding the therapeutic use of the products or information on this website and all products featured or sold on this website must be considered nutritional supplements only.