I want to prevent Alzheimer’s. What can I do?

Here you can find useful tips to avoid one of the most feared diseases of the 21st century.

Although there is still no cure for Alzheimer’s and scientists are still shuffled with the causes of this disease, truth is that this mental disorder that primarily affects memory may be delayed if we take some measures. Find out how.

The right diet

Eating with account, weight and standards is imperative: a healthy, balanced diet is the key to provide the brain with enough proteins and nutrients so the human body may be able to regenerate and revitalize neurons. The Mediterranean diet, rich in fruit and vegetables, is the most recommended by experts. Eating fish rich in omega-3 and nuts like almonds or walnuts also helps to give new glow to the brain. Sugar, red meat and fat should be avoided.

Mental stimulation

Make an effort by remembering, every day, the places where you´ve been, with whom, what you did, how and why you did it. Remember places visually. Do exercises that stimulate memory and reasoning. Only then you’ll give life to synapses, the connections between neurons, making them constantly effective in rational processes.

Sleep well

Always try to rest the same numbers of hours, at the same time of the day: the brain does not like the unexpected and the biological clock tends to pull the body to its limits when it is badly set. Before falling asleep, make sure that the place where you are going to sleep is properly comfortable and always turn off all screens an hour or two before bed. Take the time to read a book to moderate light intensity and don’t fall asleep in a place where you will not spend the night, as the couch, for example.

Stress? Never heard of

That is a lie. All we hear about is stress and we have it permanently in our lives. However, it is important that we know how to deal with stress, since the hormones that are secreted in its presence end up damaging brain cells and making them obsolete. One of the best ways to manage stress is to promote a culture of laughter: always find reasons to laugh or smile of all the situations you go through and thus you’ll know the best way out of situations of anxiety.

Exercise regularly

With two and half hours of weekly regular exercise muscles, cardiovascular activity will ensure a way to pump more blood and, hence, oxygen to the neurons, regenerating and revitalizing them, preventing the interruption of synapses and the death of brain cells.

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