Once you observe someone with Alzheimer disease in your circle of family and friends, you’ll want to take every step you can to prevent this neurological degeneration from occurring in yourself.
With all the constantly evolving health discoveries, it’s important to stay abreast of the changes to tweak what you’re doing in your diet and daily life activities.
Incorporating a few changes doesn’t have to be a major and involved overhaul to your current lifestyle, yet it will go a long way in preserving your own brain health.
Below are seven ways to cause slow and sure brain cell death.
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1. Dehydration Shrink Wraps Your Brain
Brain cells, like other cells in the body, depend on water to carry nutrients to them. Without water, they shrink, making it a lot harder for the brain to perform its functions.
In one study, an hour and a half of steady sweating aged the brain about an entire year . This means that being out in the sun during extreme temperatures is especially risky when you don’t have any water with you. It also means that exercising for long periods of time can end up making a good habit a bad one. The good news is that the brain adapts quite well if you give it water but remember that not drinking enough water over time keeps your brain ‘shrink-wrapped’.