The same risk factors that contribute to making heart disease the leading cause of death worldwide also impact the rising global prevalence of brain disease.
Experts recommend maintaining a heart-healthy lifestyle can support good brain health while studies show maintaining good vascular health is associated with healthy aging and retained cognitive function.
Don't smoke and avoid second hand smoke as much as possible.
Reach and maintain a healthy weight and be physically active. Be mindful of your eating habits; eat foods low in saturated fat, trans fat, sodium and added sugars.
Get your blood pressure checked regularly and work with your health care team to manage it if it’s high.
Have regular medical checkups and take your medicine as directed. Decrease your stress level and seek emotional support when needed.