Approximately 6.5 million Americans ages 65 and above are living with Alzheimer’s disease. In 2050, the number of Alzheimer’s disease cases is projected to double to nearly 13 million people.

You can improve your brain health and lower your risk of cognitive decline by incorporating these 5 tips into your daily routine.

1. Get Moving

Research shows that regular physical activity can reduce your risk of cognitive decline. Incorporating moderate intensity aerobic exercises into your daily routine, such as going for a brisk walk or swimming offer the most benefit for your brain.

2. Stimulate Your Mind

Engaging in activities that challenge your mind such as jigsaw puzzles, sudoku, and chess can help slow the progression of memory loss.

3. Eat a Balanced Diet

Following a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and lean protein sources containing omega-3 fatty acids is linked to a lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

4. Stop Smoking

Evidence shows that smoking can increase your risk of cognitive decline. Nearly 14% of Alzheimer’s disease cases worldwide are potentially attributed to smoking.

5. Get Plenty of Sleep

Aim for 7 to 8 consecutive hours of sleep each night. Studies have found that better sleep may be associated with a reduced risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

For more information on how to reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s disease, click here to read this article from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).