6 Ways to Support Your Brain Health
Dr Jack Wong (Ph.D.), Research Director at BRAND'S® Suntory Asia, explains what affects brain health and how to support it.
Photo by Fakurian Design on Unsplash
PUBLISHED JUNE 2, 2021 • 5 MIN READ
Ever misplaced keys or forgot a person's name? Your brain might be trying to tell you something.
Age is the biggest risk factor for cognitive decline, and it could start as early as 30 years old. The most common complaint among older adults is a change in memory performance. This is because around 30-40% of adults over the age of 65 will experience some form of cognitive loss, resulting from normal ageing.
The signs of age-related cognitive decline might be hard to spot, and might be so subtle that your friends and family start to notice them before you do. Some tell-tale signs include:
- Forgetting names, appointments or dates
- Misplacing folders, documents or items
- Having a hard time to process or to verbalize your thoughts
- Difficulty in learning a new skill
- Losing the ability to organise tasks
- Simply losing memory capacity
While cognitive decline is multi-factorial, you can take an active approach to delay its onset or to slow down its progression. Here are 6 ways you can consider in your daily life to support brain health!
1) Be Active
A physically-active lifestyle can support brain health. Physically active people seem to be less likely to experience cognitive decline as compared to physically inactive people.
2) Stub It Out
Tobacco use is a major risk factor for a variety of conditions, such as cardiovascular diseases and obesity, which might increase the risk of cognitive decline. Quitting smoking could help reduce not only associated health problems, but also cognitive decline.
3) Proper Brain Nutrition
A healthy diet plays a crucial role in overall health and prevention of diseases. Multiple studies have demonstrated that consumption of certain ingredients, such as Probeptigen®, is associated with support for cognitive functions.
4) Use It or Lose It
Studies have demonstrated that increased brain usage has a buffering effect against rapid cognitive decline. Flexing your brain can be as easy as reading a book, or solving a puzzle!
5) Meet Your Friends
Social engagement is an important predictor of well-being, and being disengaged socially has been shown to be a major risk factor in cognitive decline. Bickering with your friends might actually do more good than harm.
6) Get the Memo
Try our new health supplement, BRAND'S® MEMO+! Scientifically formulated with novel ProBeptigen® derived from proprietary Essence of Chicken technology, MEMO+ helps to support brain health and cognitive functions.