“I Don’t Remember”
You know it’s important to keep your mind sharp as you age, but how much time do you spend on activities that support healthy memory and brain function? Have you had those moments where you lose track of what you’re doing? Maybe you forget why you walked outside, or what you were looking for: It’s not unusual, and it can happen at any age. But it can get to a point where it’s very frustrating and you want to do something about it.
Hormones to Keep A Sharp Mind
Fear not. “Brain fog” isn’t a milestone to live with. It is a condition that can be corrected.
Hormone balance is a critical part of good brain function and keeping your mind sharp. Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is a safe, natural way to keep those levels where they belong. LifeMed Institute can help, so call to set up a consultation to get on your path to mental sharpness.
As we age, there are many reasons a person’s mind becomes dull, or the forgetfulness increases. Some of those reasons include, but are not limited to:
- Insufficient sleep
- Lack of exercise
- Unhealthy diet
- Mental inactivity
- Health conditions
- Hormone imbalances (Hyperlink to LifeMed)
You Can DO SOMETHING About It
The brain and the mind need many things to stay sharp. Plenty of sleep, mental stimulation, a healthy body, good nutrition and physical exercise are just a few of note.
- Get seven to eight hours of sleep. While you sleep, your brain is recharging. It’s also flushing out the toxins that build up while you are awake. These toxins are a known factor in Alzheimer’s disease. Getting a good night’s sleep restores mental function, problem solving abilities and aids in restoring memories.
- Keeping your mind active is critical. Challenge yourself with puzzles, card and board games. Enroll in educational courses. Take up a hobby. Do volunteer work. Learn a new activity or skill. All of these contribute to a sharp mind.
- Address any existing health conditions. A healthy body goes hand-in-hand with a healthy, keen mind. Conditions like hypothyroidism, diabetes and high blood pressure have a direct effect on brain function.
It’s important to understand your levels. LifeMed Institute, offers a variety of specialized diagnostic testing, which is key to optimizing your health and identifying potential root causes of symptoms you may be experiencing.
- Start a healthy, brain-boosting diet. Your brain feeds off of the nutritious food you eat. Eating whole grains, veggies and fruit, fish and nuts all lead to building new, healthy brain cells.
- Physical exercise is essential for strong brain function. Moderate to vigorous exercise pumps nutrient – and oxygen-rich blood – directly into the brain, specifically into the areas responsible for memory and learning. 30 to 60 minutes of blood-pumping exercise for several days a week will work wonders to brighten your mind.
- Keep your hormones in good balance. There are high levels of hormones in the brain. They control many functions in the body. When the levels drop, it can affect, among other things, mental clarity.
Shifting to a healthier lifestyle can improve brain function at any age. Call or visit LifeMed Institute to find out how you can live stronger, healthier and happier.