Have more room for new memories, discoveries and achievements with proper exercise and nutrient intake.
Being at tip-top shape: How to keep your brain sharp at any age
Michaela Tangan (The Philippine Star) - October 26, 2018 - 8:00am

At some point, you have somehow mapped out your path. The rollercoaster experiences in school inspired you to discover the life outside your comfort zone. Then came the so-called real world, introducing you to the jungle of endless realizations and possibilities. 

Now that you have championed your passion, career or chosen field, have you thought about what’s next? Isn’t 50 the perfect age to start living the life you want? 

As you discover life’s possibilities, here are simple tips that will boost your body and mind: 

Observe proper diet 

Of course, our daily food intake should be one of the focal points when discussing brain fitness. True enough, you can boost your memory by stuffing your pantry with the right food. 

Those with the misconception that healthy diet is bland and boring have not tried a Mediterranean meal. The cuisine mixes olive oil, fresh fruits and vegetables, fish and whole grain in one plate. These foods are high in vitamins and healthy unsaturated fats, which support brain health, helping reduce the risk of memory-damaging stroke. 

You may also throw into the handy juicer or blender your favorite fruits and vegetables such as oranges, strawberries, broccoli and an adult nutritional drink for a nutritious and refreshing, antioxidant-rich snack.  

Hit two birds with one stone with a quick recipe that will keep your body moving: Blend seven scoops of Boost Optimum Vanilla flavor, ice or cold water, mint essence and sliced fruits, then top the drink with cherry or mint leaves.

A healthful diet reduces the risk of memory-damaging stroke. Released

This quick and delicious lift can help you make the most out of life. Enjoy Nestlé Health Science’s Boost Optimum, an adult nutritional drink containing vitamins E, B6 and B12. These vitamins are important for maintaining the nervous system and overall brain health.

Boost Optimum is an adult nutritional drink that contains Nutri-Utra™ that supports muscle strength, immunity and digestive health. It is a nutritional formula specifically designed with proteins, probiotics, prebiotics, vitamins and minerals to address changing nutritional needs as we age. It may also help improve physical performance and nutritional status when combined with physical exercise, in as early as six weeks.1

Meet new people 

As you close a chapter of your life, why not welcome new characters in your story? And while you’re at it, why not revisit old ones, too? 

Now that you have all the time in the world, start to strengthen your social engagements again. Apart from making life more meaningful, having a healthy and constant communication with your friends, loved ones, as well as the new people in your life can help slow down the aging of brain neurons which can lead to age-related cognitive decline. 

Dress up and have the time of your life attending school reunions or alumni homecomings. Set a positive community environment when you share recipes or life tips with your neighbor. You may also join clubs or groups that support your advocacy and interests.

Having a healthy and constant communication with your friends, loved ones, as well as the new people in your life can help slow down the aging of brain neurons which can lead to age-related cognitive decline. Released

When done right, these activities can maintain memory and brain health.

Keep moving 

At your golden age, aim to be as active and lively as ever. While we live in a time where almost everything encourages a sedentary lifestyle, break boundaries and show that our bodies are engineered for movement. 

It’s high time for you to realize that proper exercise will not only improve your muscles and bones, but also your brain. 

Bumping your overall fitness through jogging, walking, biking and dancing to stimulate your brain cells to harmonize and work together. These activities also help balance the neurochemicals in the brain, which improves learning at a cellular level. 

Proper exercise will not only improve your muscles and bones, but also your brain. Released

This will allow you to function more efficiently as the brain becomes better at processing and storing information.

Learn something new

It’s never too late to fall in love with new activities or learn new skills — keep your interests on track. The advantages of learning, especially for older adults, are manifold, like keeping your brain active and healthy. 

The more you utilize your brain, the stronger and more flexible it becomes. At your own pace, start picking up interests and hobbies you have set aside over the years. You can join a dance club, teach kids, play a new instrument, take photographs, write a thoughtful piece or learn about different cultures and new recipes.

Who knows, you might unveil a talent you never thought you had.

Having a healthy and constant communication with your friends, loved ones, as well as the new people in your life can help slow down the aging of brain neurons which can lead to age-related cognitive decline. Released

Have more room for fun new memories, discoveries and achievements with proper exercise and nutrient intake. BOOST OPTIMUM is available in Mercury Drugstore and other leading drugstores and selected supermarkets.

To learn more about Boost Optimum, visit www.nestlehealthscience.ph/boost/boost-optimum and Nestlé Boost PH on Facebook.

1Abizanda P, et al. JAMDA 16 (2015) 439.e9 – 439.e16. Effects of an Oral Nutritional Supplementation Plus Physical Exercise Intervention on the Physical Function, Nutritional Status, and Quality of Life in Frail Institutionalized Older Adults: The ACTIVNES Study.

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