Take charge of your brain health
Every day you take dozens of small steps to keep your body healthy: drinking water to stay hydrated, eating a balanced diet, exercising, brushing your teeth, taking the medications your doctor prescribes, getting enough sleep, etc. One their own, each of these mini moves has a tiny impact. Together, they lead to big results—and a longer, healthier life.
Brain health is no different. “The way we use our brains, day-to-day, matters, and the habits that we form in the way we use our brains matters,” says Jennifer Zientz, MS, head of clinical services with the Center for Brain Health at the University of Texas at Dallas. Daily lifestyle and diet tweaks, can, over time, help ward off cognitive decline, boost creativity, and keep conditions like depression at bay. And, says Zientz, “you’re never too young or too old to get started.”