Your brain plays a crucial role in your overall health, but how often do you think about taking good care of it? A growing body of research points toward lifestyle habits having a much bigger impact on our ability to process, store and recall information. That means what you eat and drink, how much (or little) you sleep, how you socialize, how much physical activity you get and how well you manage stress can make a difference to your brain wellness. And unlike genetics and aging, two uncontrollable factors in brain wellness, how you live your life is, to a great extent, within your control. Here, six products to keep on hand for greater brain wellness:
: Challenge your skills and entertain your brain while fostering mental acuity with this Game On! Cross Word Search Set.
: This handy tool helps you manage your portions and lose weight. Obesity is associated with cognitive decline and dementia.
: A study in the journal Neurology shows that walking at least six miles a week may help prevent brain shrinkage and memory loss.
Stress Free Now Meditations CD
: Practicing meditation may help fend off age-related decline. A small study showed that longtime meditation devotees maintained more gray matter as they got older and had stronger neural connections.
EPA & DHA Supplements
: Two types of brain-boosting omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA, are critical for brain, heart, and eye function.