(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.