Neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s can ravage the human mind. Yet even for those of us who are mercifully spared the cognitive decline that comes with disease, the mere passage of time can render us less mentally fit than we once were. The good news, though, is that a number of highly respected sources say that a loss of lucidity and memory is not inevitable as our healthy brains age.
The Mayo Clinic has endorsed a regimen of physical and mental exercises to keep your gray matter in shape decade after decade. In a study done in 2012 the Mayo Clinic showed that teaming computer use with moderate exercise produced a remarkable synergistic effect that appears to reduce the odds of experiencing memory loss. This protection held true even for people in their 70s, 80s, and 90s.
Since you’re reading this, we know you’re already a computer user so make sure you don’t skip your thrice-weekly walk or whatever else you’ve designated as your favorite way to get moving. Your brain will thank you for that! Posted by Sandra Forsyth
Mr. Divabetic plays his nutrition game, Serve, Taste or Trash! with New Yorkers at the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in Central Park
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See Mr. Divabetic’s nutrition game, Serve, Taste or Trash! You must decide which one you’d serve, which one you’d taste and which one you’d trash.
Before you decide to “trash” a veggie for good, why not try to eat it raw? Raw veggies can be more appetizing than their cooked counterparts to people who aren’t crazy about vegetables. The flavors of raw veggies can be milder than those of cooked ones.
Meet Mr. Divabetic on his quest to glamorize good health at the American Diabetes Association’s Diabetes Expo in Pittsburgh, PA.