Alzheimer's Prevention Strategies for 2007
Recent studies highlight the following positive lifestyle changes to postpone or even prevent Alzheimer’s.
- Long term intake of caffeine – Enjoy your coffee and the alertness it brings
- Exercise your body to improve your mind; Cross train and vary your workouts. Dancing is great because you learn new steps – better for you than crossword puzzles!
- Follow the Mediterranean diet – Low fat Pizza is good for you! Enjoy olive oil with your salads to absorb the nutrients!
- Eat fish 2 to 3 times a week – particularly fatty fish like salmon.
- Eat a rainbow array of fruits and vegetables and juice it up! Jack LaLanne drinks mixed vegetable and fruit juices up to 5 times a day and look at the physical and mental shape he is in!
- Manage your stress!!! Don’t inflame your brain, your heart and your language. Cool off by inhaling and exhaling to your own natural rhythm and visualizing a serene happy place by using your 5 senses!
Debbie Mandel, MA is the author of Changing Habits: The Caregivers' Total Workout and Turn On Your Inner Light: Fitness for Body, Mind and Soul, a stress-reduction specialist, motivational speaker, a personal trainer and mind/body lecturer. She is the host of the weekly Turn On Your Inner Light Show on WGBB AM1240 in New York City , produces a weekly wellness newsletter, and has been featured on radio/ TV and print media. To learn more visit: www.turnonyourinnerlight.com
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