Fit Louisville

2015

Greater Louisville Health Guide is a directory and resource guide to health providers and services in Louisville, Kentucky. Includes listings of area doctors and dentists, hospitals, nursing homes and emergency care.

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F I T 2 0 1 5 - 2 0 1 6 3 1 Newly remodeled apartments Come home to Twinbrook! • Assitance in Bathing and Dressing • Medication Reminders • Staf On-site 24-hours • Beauty Shop • Scheduled Activities • Shuttle Service • Housekeeping Services • Family Owned and Operated Conveniently located in the midst of the Highlands, Hikes Point and St. Mattthews Ask About Our Grand Reopening Special: One Month's Free Rent! 502-452-6330 • 3525 Ephraim McDowell Drive, Louisville, Ky 40205 You are what you eat. Not a new idea, but one that has taken on new signifcance as Americans are living longer. Most people understand the importance of maintaining physical ftness to keep the body running as it should into the elder years, but they don't always realize that maintaining the brain is equally important. Changes in the brain can begin as early as two decades before symptoms of cognitive decline appear. However, research indicates that there are things you can do now to maintain your brain and retain cognitive function longer. Not surprisingly, physical ftness and good nutrition top the list. According to current research, a brain- healthy diet encourages good blood fow to the brain, is low in fat and cholesterol and includes foods rich in anti-oxidants. Like the heart, the brain needs the right balance of nutrients to function well. To e, a brain-healthy diet should be combined with physical and mental activity and social interaction. Belmont Village's Smart Tips for Brain Health: • Eat in moderation and increase intake of protective foods that may reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke and protect brain cells. • Avoid artery-clogging saturated fats and cholesterol that can put you at higher risk for Alzheimer's disease. Use mono-and polyunsaturated fats like olive oil. Bake or grill — don't fry! • Eat your brussels sprouts! Dark- skinned fruits and vegetables have the highest levels of naturally occurring antioxidants — kale, spinach, brussels and alfalfa sprouts, broccoli, beets, red bell pepper, onion, corn and eggplant top the veggie list. • Plum picks for antioxidant-rich fruits include, well, plums. Also, prunes, raisins, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, raspberries, oranges, red grapes and cherries. • Swim upstream with cold water fsh containing benefcial omega-3 fatty acids like halibut, mackerel, salmon, trout and tuna. • Go nuts for almonds, pecans and walnuts – they're a good source of vitamin E, an antioxidant. • Take your vitamins — especially vitamin E, or vitamins E and C together, vitamin B12 and folate. All may be important in lowering your risk of developing Alzheimer's. A brain-healthy diet will help your body use these ely. Belmont Village Senior Living provides a range of memory care and enrichment programs designed to help maintain mental acuity. For more information, please call (502) 721-7500 or visit belmontvillage.com. Belmont Village Offers Food For Thought Special Advertising Section

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