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How to slow aging of the brain

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The human brain, as it is the case with the rest of the bodies, ages to our anniversary. It's an inevitable physiological process that, according to experts, starts around age 40, although the doctor Francisco Mora, neuroscientist and Professor of human physiology at the Complutense University of Madrid, says that the aging of the brain starts from 30 years.
The good news is that although there is a 25% of genetic determination that we can not change, keep your brain young and healthy it depends on 75% of our way of life, something that it is possible to control. If the best way for an organ continued active is to use it, the key to healthy aging is in train body and mind, and be prepared to pursue alternative activities after retirement and during the third age.
Neuroscience - science that studies the brain in all its aspects - It has contributed new knowledge that have served to banish some myths as that ensured that it is not possible to replace neurons, or learning ability is confined to children.
Although there is a 25% of genetic determination that we can not change, keep your brain young and healthy it depends on 75% of our lifestyle
On the other hand, and according to scientific investigations have shown, the brain is a dynamic organ and neurogenesis - process which allows regenerate cells and produce new neurons - and learning ability are maintained throughout the life. Learn how to take advantage of it is in your hands.

Tips for delaying the aging of the brain

In the opinion of Dr. Mora the fountain of eternal youth is within ourselves, and to delay aging, it is necessary to feel the excitement that filled the world with meaning and incite us to change it. This specialist offers twelve Tips for slow aging of the brain:
  1. Follow a healthy diet and low-calorie, because the characteristic of Western society supercharging harms both the brain and the rest of the body.
  2. Practice aerobic type exercise regularly, because apart from other well-known benefits, promotes the oxygenation of the brain.
  3. Train the brain, keep it active by doing activities like reading, calculation, learning a new language...
  4. Travel, learn about new cultures and people.
  5. Learn to adapt to social changes.
  6. Live with and maintain a good network of social relations.
  7. No smoking.
  8. Control stress.
  9. Sleep enough and in the dark.
  10. Enjoy life, and avoid well what this specialist called 'emotional Blackout', something that happens to many people after retirement, when already there are not challenges to be overcome.
  11. Give meaning to life, appreciating what you have.
  12. Be happy, bearing in mind that this will be easier if we follow the tips above.
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