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40 Ways to Boost Brainpower After 40

Eat This, Not That! Logo By Sarah Crow of Eat This, Not That! | Slide 1 of 41: <p>Stay sharp, fight cognitive decline, and live healthier with these brain boosting tips! There are plenty of things to relish about getting older, from the appeal of a salt-and-pepper head of hair to that sweet AARP discount. However, for those suffering from cognitive impairment, each passing year can mean unexpected and unpleasant changes.</p><p>According to the <a href="https://www.cdc.gov/features/memory-healthy-aging/index.html">CDC</a>, 12.6 percent of households polled by the 2011 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System had at least one adult who experienced memory loss or increased confusion in the year prior to the study. This could mean that, worldwide, hundreds of millions of adults are at risk for accidents, injury, or even death if their cognitive issues aren’t addressed.</p><p>While this may sound scary, the solution could be easier than you think. Research suggests that easy lifestyle changes, from increasing your physical activity level to eating more vegetables, can help stave off cognitive decline as you age, preserving your memories and keeping you mentally agile well into your golden years. Start adding these brain boosting habits to your routine today and, when you’re ready to make healthy living a priority, cut the <a href="http://www.eatthis.com/food-that-makes-you-age-faster">20 Foods That Age You 20 Years</a> from your menu!</p>

40 Ways to Boost Brainpower After 40

Stay sharp, fight cognitive decline, and live healthier with these brain boosting tips! There are plenty of things to relish about getting older, from the appeal of a salt-and-pepper head of hair to that sweet AARP discount. However, for those suffering from cognitive impairment, each passing year can mean unexpected and unpleasant changes.

According to the CDC, 12.6 percent of households polled by the 2011 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System had at least one adult who experienced memory loss or increased confusion in the year prior to the study. This could mean that, worldwide, hundreds of millions of adults are at risk for accidents, injury, or even death if their cognitive issues aren’t addressed.

While this may sound scary, the solution could be easier than you think. Research suggests that easy lifestyle changes, from increasing your physical activity level to eating more vegetables, can help stave off cognitive decline as you age, preserving your memories and keeping you mentally agile well into your golden years. Start adding these brain boosting habits to your routine today and, when you’re ready to make healthy living a priority, cut the 20 Foods That Age You 20 Years from your menu!

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