5 Tips to Keep Your Brain Healthy

As we age, it is normal for our bodies and brains to change. You may feel like your memory and general cognitive function starts to decline.  However, there are some things you can do to help slow that process down. Here are five ways to keep your brain healthy, slow any decline in memory and lower your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias:

5 tips to keep your brain healthy.

1. Exercise regularly. Aim for 30-60 minutes of aerobic exercise every day. We recommend walking.

2. Get plenty of sleep. Shoot for 7-8 hours of sleep every night.

3. Eat healthy. Choose a well rounded diet that includes plant-based foods, whole grains, fish and healthy fats, such as olive oil.

4. Stay mentally active. Find 15-30 min/day to learn something – read, listen, learn.

5. Remain social. Take someone to lunch, join a social group, or call an old friend.

If you feel you need additional help to start your brain health journey, call today and schedule a BRIOfit session with one of our movement specialists.  They can help you determine how best to keep your body and brain healthy.

5 Tips to a Better Back

Did you know back pain can impact up to 80% of adults in their lifetime? The causes of back pain varies from each person, whether its from an acute accident to long-term wear and tear, arthritis, weak muscles or even stress. Regardless of the source, back pain is no fun and is a leading cause of missed workdays and poor work productivity.

Here are 5 tips that can help protect your back.

1. Change positions often. Keep moving.

2. Sit up straight when texting or reading. Keep devices or books at eye/chest level.

3. Be consistent with your stretches and exercises to feel great throughout the day.

4. Work smarter, not harder. Keep your lifting techniques in mind throughout the work day. Taking your time to do it the right way will save your back!

5. Reach out to your BRIO team to learn even MORE ways to improve your posture and strengthen your back

If you are experiencing back pain now, call today to be seen within one week for an evaluation.  Our PTs can get you started on a treatment plan quickly, so you can eliminate your pain and get back to the activities you enjoy.