Not Watching Your Weight
“Healthy eating and maintaining an ideal weight is important for every single aspect of health,” says Dr. Brown. In a 2014 survey by Statistics Canada, 20.2 percent of Canadians aged 18 and older self-reported heights and weights that classified them as obese. The rate of obesity among both men and women increased and it was the highest obesity rate for men reported since 2003. Obesity is linked with hypertension, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and some types of cancer. As weight goes up into the more worrisome ranges, your risk of dementia also goes up. It’s the “perfect storm” for health problems, says Dr. Brown.