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Keep your brain healthy

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It's all about preventing an injury, living a healthy life and finding ways to take care of your body, mind and spirit.
 
Body
  • Reduce or eliminate the risk of injury to your brain
  • Eat a healthy diet - limit sugar, salt and alcohol; eat at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables each day; eat more cold water oily fish (or fish oil supplements)
  • Monitor and control your blood pressure, blood sugar and weight
  • Keep physically active - aim for 30 minutes of brisk exercise a day
  • Get at least 8 hours of sleep each night
Mind
Spirit
  • Take steps to reduce stress in your life such as using relaxation techniques, deep breathing, positive thinking, meditation/praying, visualisation, enjoying nature
  • Find activities that give meaning and purpose to your life
  • Develop and maintain a network of people who are supportive to you
  • Look for ways to support others

Check out the Prevention Page if you want to learn more!

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