|1. ||Head First |
Good health starts with your brain. It's one of the most vital body organs, and it needs care and maintenance.
|2. ||Take Brain Health to Heart |
What's good for the heart is good for the brain. Do something every day to prevent heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and stroke ? all of which can increase your risk of Alzheimer's.
|3. ||Your Numbers Count |
Keep your body weight, blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels within recommended ranges.
|4. ||Feed Your Brain |
Eat less fat and more antioxidant-rich foods.
|5. ||Work Your Body |
Physical exercise keeps the blood flowing and may encourage new brain cells. Do what you can ? like walking 30 minutes a day ? to keep both body and mind active.
|6. ||Jog Your Mind |
Keeping your brain active and engaged increases its vitality and builds reserves of brain cells and connections. Read, write, play games, learn new things, do crossword puzzles.
|7. ||Connect With Others |
Leisure activities that combine physical, mental and social elements may be most likely to prevent dementia. Be social, converse, volunteer, join a club or take a class.
|8. ||Heads Up! |
Take precautions against head injuries. Use your car seat belts; unclutter your house to avoid falls; and wear a helmet when cycling.
|9. ||Use Your Head |
Avoid unhealthy habits: don't smoke, drink excessive alcohol or use street drugs.
|10.||Think Ahead--Start Today |
You can do something today to protect your tomorrow.