How Can You Prevent Memory Loss?

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Have you noticed yourself forgetting little things, like someone's name or where you left your keys? Memory loss is a serious problem that affects everyone as they age, but fortunately there are steps you can take to reduce its effects. Use these tips to keep your mind sharp!

Most people tend to become less active as they age, and this habit seems to be very closely linked to memory loss. Staying active not only keeps you in shape, but it also provides extra blood flow to the brain. Regular exercise has also been linked to nueron growth and a reduced risk of dementia.

Adults should try to get at least 150 minutes a week of aerobic activity, and even adding short 10-15 minute walking sessions every day can make a big difference.