Growing evidence indicates that people can reduce their risk of cognitive decline by adopting key lifestyle habits. When possible, combine these habits to achieve maximum benefit for the brain and body. Start now. It’s never too late or too early to incorporate healthy habits.
Small changes add up over time: adding just 10 minutes of brisk walking daily, eating more fresh fruits and vegetables, and reducing or eliminating high sugar snacks and sodas can result in weight loss of up to 24 pounds in the course of a year. And for many people, that amount of weight loss can have a significant impact on waist circumference, body mass index, blood glucose levels and blood pressure.