A strong, positive, mental attitude & daily disposition, mixed with physical activity, will over come more illnesses than any miracle drug can! ❤ AP
Socialization has been part of our DNA since the beginning of time. Research now suggests a potentially important health role for maintaining socialization throughout your life. The activities you engage in have an impact on your brain health and perhaps affect your vulnerability to neurodegenerative disease. People who isolate or segregate themselves have been shown to be at greater risk of developing dementia than those who remain integrated into society. Socializing with others provides an opportunity for communication, critical thought, creativity and emotional expression. It also plays a vital role in boosting personal meaning and identity. Fortunately, there are many ways to expand our social networks and develop new roles and purpose to ensure brain health even as we enter retirement.
Staying active is one of the biggest boosts you can give your brain. Every time your heart beats, 25% of the blood it generates goes directly to your brain. That blood carries oxygen and nutrients vital to brain health. The more fit your heart, the more effectively it can feed your brain with what it needs to stay sharp. In fact, in a study published in the Journal of Gerontology, Dr. Stanley Colcombe and colleagues found that upping the blood flow to your brain can trigger neurochemical changes that actually increase the production of new brain cells and decrease your risk of dementia. (Fit Brains) 2014