As a part of AARP's commitment to brain health and the official Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month recognized during June, AARP Oklahoma will host "Brain Health: What's fun got to do with it?," a free virtual event to share fun ways to create healthy brain habits that stick.
The webinar will be held online on Monday, June 27 at 2 p.m. CST. AARP membership is not required to participate in this free event.
"Brain Health: What's fun got to do with it?!" will offer tips on choosing a brain health goal and maintaining positive habits to reduce aging-related health risks, all while infusing fun in the process. The event will feature Sarah Lenz Lock, Executive Director of the Global Council on Brain Health (GCBH) and Dr. BJ Fogg, Director of the Behavior Design Lab at Stanford University and author of "Tiny Habits."
GCBH research shows that committing to living a healthy lifestyle is key to keeping our brains and bodies sharp. It has provided eight important behaviors that can benefit brain health:
- Staying socially engaged
- Smoking cessation
- Identifying ways to stimulate your brain
- Managing stress
- Staying physically active
- Getting enough sleep (aim for at least seven hours)
- Eating a healthy diet
- Controlling blood pressure and blood sugar levels
"Helping Oklahomans keep their brains healthy has long been a priority for AARP," said Sean Voskuhl, AARP Oklahoma state director. "While maintaining or improving health indicators may sometimes feel daunting, brain health activities can be fun and engaging, all while building healthy habits to support brain health as we age."
This event is free to participate, but pre-registration is required to gain access to the event. Registrants will receive a confirmation email and reminder emails with instructions on how to log into the live event. To register, click HERE.