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Help Clients Stay Mentally Fit

Posted: May 5, 2010

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Memory. Use memory proactively as a way to prepare for the future. Practicing a particular task or skill repeatedly—both physically and mentally—can help you acquire the type of memory that will help you perform more efficiently and with more confidence.

Dr. Michael Miller, editor in chief of the Harvard Mental Health Letter, notes that it is also important to take care of the brain, even while finding new mental challenges every day. The basics of brain care consist of three things that are also good for the rest of the body: sleep, exercise and nutrition. A good night’s sleep fosters both mental and emotional resilience. Aerobic exercise appears to improve several aspects of mental functioning. Certain diets, especially those emphasizing vegetables and heart-healthy oils, may also help people maintain thinking ability and memory as they age.