Taking Healthy Measures to Reduce the Risk of Dementia

Taking Healthy Measures to Reduce the Risk of Dementia

Dementia and Alzheimer’s are common diseases as people age. This is a time that cognitive abilities tend to decrease. One way this shows is when they get Dementia. What people don’t know is that there are preventative health measures they can take. Understanding that the brain is not a standalone unit in the body and keeping other body organs healthy is vital to the brain. Exercising the brain, the entire body and taking supplements are some ways to improve brain health. 

Take Brain Supplements

There are supplements that are specifically created for this purpose. It’s not that when you take them they go directly to the brain! They support other body organs that distribute the necessary nutrients to the brain. The nutrients will, in turn, nourish the brain and keep it healthy. 

Engage in Physical Exercises

Physical exercises are beneficial not only to the entire body but also to the brain. Exercising boosts your overall health and for the brain to function properly, it needs these organs healthy. One should exercise regularly for improved health.

Exercise Your Brain

One reason dementia is common is that people rarely exercise their brains. It’s never a concern to them. Failure to this, you increase your chances of getting dementia and as you advance in age, the condition of the brain deteriorates. Weight lifting, aerobics, listening to music, learning a new skill, and trying puzzles are ways to exercise your brain. 

Watch your blood pressure

High blood pressure causes blood vessels to leak or rupture and even narrows them. How does high blood pressure affect the brain and eventually lead to dementia? It leads to clot formation in arteries which then blocks blood flow to the brain. In the long run, one will be suffering from dementia. 

Ensure a Proper Balanced Diet

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Tips to Curb Insomnia

Tips to Curb Insomnia

Emotional stress, allergies, heartburn, heavy smoking, restless leg syndrome, and mental health disorders are some causes of insomnia. Although this sleep disorder can happen to anyone, those above the age of 60 are highly like to experience this. There are two types of this condition which are acute and persistent insomnia.

How does one know they have Insomnia?

When one cannot sleep properly, they just toss and turn in bed or they spend sleepless nights, they are suffering from insomnia.  If one struggles to stay asleep, they have difficulties falling asleep or they cannot get quality sleep, they are suffering from a sleep disorder.

Ensure Proper Diet

The foods that you eat and your eating habits can lead to sleepless nights. Eating or drinking late at night or a few minutes to bed, eating foods that cause digestive discomfort or are high in sugar content could cause sleepless nights. To enhance your sleep consider taking foods rich in B vitamins, complex carbohydrates, and high in proteins. 

Ensure Proper Sleep Hygiene

Keep your body’s circadian rhythm in check by having a regular rising time and sleeping for the same amount of hours every night. You should not sleep for less than 6 hours a night and it should not be more than 9 hours. Rather than engaging in activities that will keep you awake for longer, engage in relaxing one before going to bed.  Another thing that disrupts your sleep is taking long naps in the afternoon. This should be avoided by all means necessary. 

Relaxation Training

A great way to get relaxed is through massage. We had some great success with massage therapists, even while travelling.

When you are stressed, whether you are an insomniac or not, you will mostly experience sleepless nights. You become restless at night. The mind …

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Tips to Creating More Space in Your House

Tips to Creating More Space in Your House

Houses can seem to be too small to store everything that you want to. Space seems to be filled up despite the fact that you de-cluttered the entire home. You want to create more storage space and you want your house to be more spacious. This is possible and you only need to do a few things. 

Create Storage Places on the Wall

There is a wall on every side of your house. This gives you a perfect opportunity to utilize the space and create more storage. Shelves at the corner can be added vertically which means they will not take up any usable space. You can also add hooks on the wall so as to hang some items as long as they will not make the house look cluttered.

Install Kitchen Cupboards on the Walls and Underneath the Counters

With a kitchen that has cupboards, it will be easy to save on space from other parts of the kitchen. The good thing about such cupboards is that they do not take up space as they can be built underneath the kitchen counter and high on the wall. Here is where you keep your groceries, ingredients and other things that are used in the kitchen.

Behind the Doors

These are perfect areas to create more space in your home. This should be installed by an experienced handyman to avoid affecting the opening and closing of the door. The shelves should be shallow and well-fixed to the wall while at the same time having sufficient space. This will prevent them from falling off when the door is opened. The beauty of this tip is that you will have plenty of space depending on how many doors you have in your house.

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How to overcome the challenges associated with public transportation

How to overcome the challenges associated with public transportation

Everyone loves to have a car of their own which they can use to use mobilize themselves to their work and other areas.  Owning a car is not all sunshine and rainbows. The cost of maintaining a car is on the high side. This has made a lot of people to use the public transportation system in their area. 

Using public transport is an excellent way to save costs and the reduce stress associated with driving and maintaining a car. At times using public transport can be a challenge because you are going to have contact with weirdoes, thieves and so on. 

In this article, we are going to be looking at some ways you can overcome the challenge associated with using public transport. 

Preparation 

Gone are the days when people follow bus schedules. Presently, the public transit system in a lot of cities has a specialized app that has covered that void. All you simply have to do is to type in the place you want to go to.

If you happen to have any questions, then you should ask the staff in the transit company or a fellow passenger. At times it can be challenging to meet up with the schedule of the transit buses in your area. What you should do here is to arrange your activities, so that you can arrive at your bus station on time. 

Keeping your self-entertained 

There are several ways you can keep yourself entertained during a ride in public transit. If you feel confident, you can start a conversation with the person sitting next to you. But you need to have it at the back of your mind that most people don’t really like to talk to strangers. 

If you don’t feel like starting a conversation, you can listen to music …

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