If you follow me you know that menopause really affected me. Lack of sleep lead to embarrassing moments of memory loss. Honestly, I was fearful that I would no longer retain information that affected my day to day life-work, conversations, current events. But then I was on the other side of menopause, I started sleeping again, anxiety was reduced and yes my memory improved. But being on the other side of menopause symptoms lead me to research what could keep me stronger my brain and physically.

In this post we address the brain and keeping it strong.* Engaging in activities that stimulate the mind, exercise and eating the right foods are important for maintaining cognitive function, especially for women at 50+.

Brain Games: Engage in activities that challenge the brain, such as puzzles, crosswords, wordle, and other brain games.

Brain-Boosting Foods: Include foods rich in antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, and other nutrients that support brain health. Foods like berries, fatty fish, nuts, seeds, and dark leafy greens.

Physical Exercise: Regular physical activity has been linked to cognitive health. Activities like walking, swimming, yoga, or dancing not only benefit the body but also support brain function. Just do it! If you only have 10 minutes-do it. Park at the farthest parking spot, take the stairs, meet a friend for a walk instead of coffee-just do it.

Reading: Reading is an excellent way to keep the mind active. I have always loved to read, mostly non-fiction now but I have been in a book club for years and they are my excuse for a good beach read. Each morning I take even just 10 minutes to read-post coffee of course:)

Socializing: Maintaining social connections is crucial for mental health. Engage in social activities, join clubs, attend community events, or spend time with friends and family. As the founder of a networking group for women in business I highly recommend joining social groups-building connections and learning from others.

Travel: Exploring new places and experiencing different cultures can be mentally enriching. Traveling challenges the brain by exposing it to new environments, people, and situations. Well heck you know this is something I believe strongly in.

Remember that a combination of activities that stimulate the mind, promote physical health, and support emotional well-being is key. It’s essential to maintain a holistic approach to overall health and cognitive function. Additionally, if you have concerns about memory or cognitive decline, it’s advisable to consult with a healthcare professional for a proper assessment and guidance.

*I am not a coach, my posts are about sharing information to keep women over 50 living a healthy life-please do your research and seek medical help for your personal health.