Promoting brain health means more than your memory and preventing Alzheimer’s or dementia. Your brain health directly affects your ability to learn new things, your intuition, judgement, language, and, yes, your memory.
Your brain processes 70,000 thoughts every day and uses 100 billion neurons that connect at more than 500 trillion points through synapses that travel 300 miles per hour. To keep those neurons firing strong, medical professionals recommend supporting your brain health with these healthy habits:
- Exercise 150 minutes every week
- Get 6 to 8 hours of sleep each night
- Eat a brain-healthy diet with minimal processed food and sugar
- Drink plenty of water
- Minimize your daily stress with self care practices
It’s important to stay mentally active and make healthy lifestyle choices, but you might not be doing everything you can to protect your brain health. Our Brain Health Quiz will help you assess your risk for common brain health concerns, like Alzheimer's disease, dementia, and traumatic injuries.