For a healthy brain, take all the prevention steps you can
" Live an enriched life, and your mind will
Diet and exercise are only part of it. Add heart health and staying mentally and socially active to keep your mind and memory sharp.
Health-conscious men know it's a no-brainer that eating a healthy diet and staying physically active help maintain memory. Controlling blood pressure and cholesterol is also recommended, because heart health means brain health. "There are a lot of long-term studies showing that good nutrition, exercise, and reducing cardiovascular risk can prevent memory loss and dementia down the road," says Dr. David Hsu, a geriatric psychiatrist with the Center for Alzheimer Research and Treatment at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women's Hospital.