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Add These Healthy Behaviors to Your Routine

Cognitive health — the ability to clearly think, learn, and remember — is an important component of performing everyday activities. A growing body of scientific research suggests certain lifestyle behaviors may support your cognitive health. Consider incorporating these healthy behaviors into your routine:

  • Maintain physical health
  • Manage stress
  • Stay connected with social activities by video or phone call
  • Get exercise
  • Keep mentally active
  • Manage high blood pressure
  • Eat healthy foods
  • Quit smoking and limit use of alcohol
  • Prevent the risk of falls or accidents

 Read more about cognitive health and older adults on NIA’s website.

Published by Chrishun Brown

Communications Manager for the Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center

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