Created by Dr Sabina Brennan with funding from GENIO - if you would like to support the development of more films like this please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
These films aim to address your fears about memory loss and dementia and provide practical advice about brain health.
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Korean subtitles courtesy of Misook Ahn.
Spanish subtitles courtesy of José Ignacio Marsá Valdovinos.
Dutch subtitles courtesy of Mirjam Schepens.
Basque subtitles courtesy of Unai Diaz.
French subtitles courtesy of Jacques Gatard and Jennifer David.
Italian subtitles courtesy of Valentina Gigliucci and Simona Salamone.
German subtitles courtesy of Jean Maples.
Portuguese (Brazil) subtitles courtesy of Dhara Corte.
Irish subtitles courtesy of Eoin Ó Murchú
We all know that high cholesterol isn't good for our body, along with high blood pressure and being overweight but what you might not know is that not only these health concerns shorten the life of your body they can affect your brain function. The more scientists study our brains the more they are finding that how well it works is intricately tied to the health of our body. For example just 30 minutes of aerobic exercise, 5 times per week can keep your brain sharp. Physical exercise not only helps your heart it can also increase the size of your hippocampus, the area of your brain that is crucial for making memories. Physical exercise also generates a chemical called B.D.N.F- brain derived neurotropic factor. This acts like fertiliser for the brain, encouraging the growth of neuro connections and new brain cells.
So staying active is important but not just physically active. Staying socially active as well especially as you get older. There is growing evidence to suggest that people who can avoid getting lonely reduce their risk of cognitive decline.
There is one last thing you need to do to keep your brain healthy. Keep it active!
Three top brain tips to keep it stimulated;
1. Challenge yourself- the satisfaction that you get from challenging yourself, slightly beyond your comfort zone actually changes your brain chemistry which makes you feel more positive.
2. Change yourself- Novelty helps your brain. It is good to experience new things, take on new situations and meet new people.
3. Learn something new- This encourages the growth of new brain cells and stimulates the connections between them. Which has its own benefits, stronger brain connections also help to keep your brain healthy.
So don't let age stop you from doing the things you love. Think young because if you look after your brain now it will make you proud for years to come.
Qué Puede Hacer Usted para Mantener su Cerebro Saludable?
ZER EGIN DEZAKEZU ZEURE BURMUINA OSASUNTSU MANTENTZEKO?
Que peut-on faire pour entretenir la santé de son cerveau?
Cosa puoi fare per mantenere il tuo cervello in salute?
Wat kun je doen om je brein gezond te houden?
뇌 건강을 위해 무엇을 해야 할까요?
Was können Sie für die Gesundheit Ihres Gehirns tun?
O que você pode fazer para manter seu cérebro saudável
Conas is fearr d’inchinn a choinneáil sláintiúil?