We experience a lot of changes as we get older. For those who are planning to work until their retirement age will definitely have to keep up with a lot of things. We will move slower, eat lesser, we will become a bit physically inactive and the hardest part is we will forget a lot of things! It’s unavoidable and pretty hard to accept. It is possible for us to retain a pretty good memory even as we age. We must remember that being forgetful plus old age can put our job on the line.
Get enough sleep as much as you can. We can’t deny that there are days that we really have to stay late to beat a deadline or to attend work-related occasions. If we constantly deprive ourselves with sleep, the tendency is our brain will not function in its full capacity.
Eat a lot of fruit and vegetables. The most common quality in this type of food is what we call “antioxidants”. Antioxidants protect our brain from free radicals which cause damage to our brain.
Don’t clog up your circulation with fats and plaques. This will decrease the blood flow to your brain and will result to cognitive impairment.
Lastly, wine has been proven to help improve memory and cognition. But take note that wine should be taken in moderation. A glass for women and 2 glasses for men daily is perfect. Because of its vasodilating capabilities and with its resrsevatrol contents, wine increases blood supply to our brain thus preventing the most common disease related to old age, Alzheimer’s.
If you think you need help from a health professional, trust your instinct. Wellness and prevention is better that cure.