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Embrace healthy habits for a robust memory

Healthy lifestyle habits may contribute to better brain health and sharper thinking skills. For example, getting at least seven hours of sleep each night gives the brain time to consolidate and store information and also flush out waste—including Alzheimer’s disease–related toxins. Eating a healthy diet helps ward off "mini" strokes that kill brain cells and lead to cognitive decline. Other healthy lifestyle habits that may help cognition include exercising, managing stress, and practicing mindfulness.
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