Health Tip: Strengthening Your Brain

Suggestions for seniors to stay sharp

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(HealthDay News) -- A healthy lifestyle can help keep your brain sharp as you age, preventing cognitive decline.

The American Academy of Family Physicians suggests how to stay mentally sharp as you get older:

  • Eat a healthy, balanced diet and maintain a healthy body weight.
  • Get regular exercise, aiming for 30 minutes of exercise, at least five days per week.
  • Join a club, play a sport, volunteer or visit frequently with friends.
  • Read frequently, work puzzles and play memory games.

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