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Maintaining optimum mental health


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As an actively-aging 75-year-old grandpa, I wish to share with, and learn from, others ways to maintain optimum mental health.

 

Best wishes from James Kwok.

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  • Being physically active. Exercise can reduce feelings of stress and depression and improve your mood.Getting enough sleep. Sleep affects your mood. ...
  • Healthy eating. Good nutrition will help you feel better physically but could also improve your mood and decrease anxiety and      stress.
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Keeping your mind active is key to mental health as we age. In fact, there's a field of science dedicated to just that: brain plasticity, or neuroplasticity. Neuroplasticity is the brain's capability to constantly re-wire itself - to alter its connections. Without neuroplasticity a person's brain would not be able to properly develop from birth into adulthood. 

 

While neuroplasticity does lessen with age, it never completely stops. A person can encourage their brain to be 'plastic' regardless of their age. This improves memory, allows for better processing of information better, and even lessens anxiety, stress, and depression.

 

There are several nutritional supplements that can help with neuroplasticity. There are also simple non-dietary ways to keep the brain neuroplastic. Reading - especially fiction - helps. Continuing to learn also helps. It almost doesn't matter what a person is learning, as it's the process of learning new things that makes the brain stronger. This article has a lot more on the topic:

https://brighter-health.com/neuroplasticity-improves-memory-learning-and-more/ 

 

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