Today I'm talking about steps 5 & 6 to prevent Alzheimer's.
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STEP 5: Brain Push-Ups
Yes, we are talking about real push ups, here. Exercise helps to increase the blood flow to the brain. When blood flows to the brain, new brain cells grow. It is important, however, to use the proper form while doing push-ups; no "girl" version! This means legs extended, shoulder width apart. Clench those buttock muscles and flex your abs, engaging your entire core. Dr. Fotuhi, guest doctor on the Dr. Oz show, believes that doing even 7 push ups a day can increase the blood flow to lower your risk of Alzheimer's. That's not too bad now, is it?
STEP 6: The Brain Diet
Diet is important in every aspect of your help, and brain/memory is no exception! Something I learned from Dr. Oz: As your belly grows, your brain shrinks. So keep that belly flat and keep your brain large and in charge! There are specific foods that have been known to help certain parts of the brain. Here are the "superfoods" for memory.
Clams are known to be high in zinc and iron, which helps the brain to recall information. Not my personal fave...I may have to stick to the giblets. ;)
This concludes my 6 steps to preventing Alzheimer's. Like I said, it's not a "cure all" solution; if you are genetically predisposed to get it then you may just be out of luck. However, I do believe that you might be able to prolong it, and maybe in some instances prevent it, by establishing healthier lifestyle patterns now. Like I said, I'm not a doctor. But it makes sense to me that living healthier lifestyles can help us to avoid may ailments that could come our way.