5 Steps to Keep Your Brain Healthy:
- Look after your heart
Diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure can damage the blood vessels in the brain, affecting brain function and thinking skills.
- Be physically active
Regular physical activity is associated with better brain function and reduced risk of cognitive decline and dementia.
- Mentally challenge your brain
New activities help to build new brain cells – learn a language, take up a new sport or hobby or do a course in something you’ve always wanted to do.
- Have a healthy diet
A healthy, balanced diet low in saturated and trans fats and rich in healthy fats may help in maintaining brain health and functionality.
- Enjoy social activity
It’s important to be social with people whose company you enjoy and in ways that interest you.
Please see a list of all HSW Health Tips on the HSW Wellbeing webpage