Lifestyle Changes Can Help To Prevent Dementia

The good news is that there are ways to prevent dementia.

Improving lifestyle choices including diet and exercise can help your brain function improve and stave off illness.

Unlike other structures in the brain, the hippocampus can increase in size in adults. Studies show moderate exercise, mental stimulation, meditation, and treatment for cardiovascular disease, clinical depression and obstructive sleep apnea all increase the size of the hippocampus.

Everyday you have a chance to improve your health with every choice you make.

Too Many Choices, So Little Time

Too many choices can leave us empty handed.

Believe it or not, having more choices doesn’t necessarily mean that you will end up with the perfect selection.

Studies have shown that having too many options often lead us to make no choice at all.

In our quest for perfection we may be holding out too long when we would have been quite nicely satisfied with good enough.

The conclusion: When given so many choices, people have more trouble making any decision, and this sense of indecisiveness could lead to a cascade of negative effects. In his seminal book, “The Paradox Of Choice,” Dr. Barry Schwartz writes, “Choice overload can make you question the decisions you make before you even make them, it can set you up for unrealistically high expectations, and it can make you blame yourself for any and all failures. In the long run, this can lead to decision-making paralysis. And in a culture that tells us that there is no excuse for falling short of perfection when your options are limitless, too much choice can lead to clinical depression.”

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