How do you keep your brain healthy?
There are plenty of healthy options out there, but if you want to take the subway, you’ll have to take your health seriously.
“I would like to see this as a healthy option,” said Sharyn Bischoff, a senior program manager for Metro Vancouver Health.
“If it’s not, it’s something we don’t want to see.”
Bischoffs point to a recent study that found one out of every four Metro Vancouver residents was diagnosed with dementia.
And while many of us take the time to consider and plan for the possibility of getting sick from the subway ride, it can be dangerous.
“There are a number of things you need to consider when you’re doing your subway walk,” Bischow said.
“Some people may get a cold, some people may be ill with an ear infection, they may have allergies.
There are a whole lot of things that you need in your mind.”
That’s why Bischows advice is simple: “Just be smart about it.”
Metro Vancouver Metro Vancouver’s Metro Vancouver Public Health Centre has a team of experts in the field who can help guide you through any subway trip.
The Metro Vancouver Transit Services Centre (MTTSC) has trained bus drivers, drivers and drivers’ supervisors to make sure your trip is safe.
The MTSC also has a staff member who will be monitoring your transit experience, so you’re always up to date on what’s happening on the street.
The subway is not the only option, though.
Bischons group also recommends buying a healthy snack and avoiding all processed food, such as junk food and fast food.
“People should be eating a healthy diet,” Biscuit said.