Tips to keep your brain healthy

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Story adapted from The Vancouver Sun by Patty Bossort

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You can keep your brain healthy.

Five simple ways to keep your brain healthy:

Read the story and learn the vocabulary.

Reading by: Patty Bossort

1. Don’t smoke

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2. Get regular exercise

Ride your bike.

Ride your bike.

Play golf.

Play golf.

Go for a walk.

Go for a walk.

3. Eat healthy foods

Eggs, tomatoes, asparagus

Eggs, tomatoes, asparagus

tomatoes, carrots, strawberries, swiss chard

tomatoes, carrots, strawberries, swiss chard

apples, bananas, pears

apples, bananas, pears

4. Stay social

Join a big group.

Join a big group.

Join a small group.

Join a small group.

Go dancing with a friend.

Go dancing with a friend.

5. Get lots of sleep

Take naps in the sun.

Take naps in the sun.

Snuggle with your dog.

Snuggle with your dog.

Sleep.

Sleep.

What is a neurologist?

A neurologist is a doctor.

Neurologists study the brain.

Neurologists meet once a year.

This year 12000 neurologists are meeting in Vancouver.

They talk about their research.

Neurologists are learning how to keep our brains healthy.

 

Vocabulary

neurology

Listen to how to say ‘neurology’

  • study of the nervous system and the diseases that affect it

neurologist

Listen to how to say ‘neurologist’

  • A doctor.
  • Neurologists study the brain. The brain is part of the nervous system.

 

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One thought on “Tips to keep your brain healthy

  1. I didn’t realize that eggs, tomatoes, asparagus are foods that can help your brain. It does seem like a good idea to have a talk with your neurologist about ways to keep your brain healthy. Especially if you know that your family has a history of mental problems.

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