Skip Nav
Healthy Eating Tips
Why Your Freezer Is Your Best Weight-Loss Tool
Fitness Gear
16 Stylish Water Bottles That Make Chic (and Necessary!) Gifts
Class Fitsugar
A 30-Minute Tabata Session to Burn Some Serious Calories

Relax Already: Chronic Worrying Can Lead to Memory Loss

If you feel like a stress case now, I just want to let you know that it could affect how well your memory functions in your future. Not that I want to add to your worries, I just provide another reason why it is important to keep your attitude in check.

A recent study followed 1,256 men and women, all who were nearly 77 years old for over 12 years. Participants received medical and mental evaluations annually. Those participants with the highest degree of psychological distress (negative emotions) were about 42% more likely to develop mild cognitive impairment. The impairment was not severe enough to be diagnosed as dementia, but marked enough to be noticed and labeled "develop mild cognitive impairment." The connection between stress and memory was more marked in men than women, although the reasons for the difference remain unclear.

Since people's basic tendency toward negative emotions doesn't shift drastically over short periods of time, it is good to start cultivating a positive attitude and learning techniques for dealing with stress. If you are looking for some ideas on how to relax, here are a few different ideas for you to check out.

Free Coloring Pages For Adults
Natural Treatment For Bloating
What to Eat For Stress and Anxiety
Workout For When You're Angry
From Our Partners
Latest Fitness
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds