Be head strongMarch 16 2014
This guidance published by the Alzheimer’s Society contains tips to help people reduce the risk of developing dementia.
Living a healthy lifestyle can reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke. It may also reduce your risk of developing dementia. By keeping your body healthy – especially your heart – you can help to keep your brain healthy too.
Tips for living a healthy lifestyle to help people reduce the risk of developing dementia include:
- Get active – try to exercise for 30 minutes at least five times a week.
- Watch your blood pressure and cholesterol – ask your GP to check your blood pressure and cholesterol regularly. A healthy diet and regular exercise can help keep you within healthy limits.
- Eat healthily – eat lots of fruit and vegetables and try to limit the number of high-fat, sugary and salty foods you eat.
- Keep a healthy weight – nearly a quarter of all adults in the UK are obese. Obesity is linked to the development
of dementia so it’s important to keep in shape.