Tips For Keeping A Young Brain
We all understand the importance of exercise and make time in our day to give our body what it needs to stay healthy. It is just as important to your mental health to schedule time in your day for activity that stimulates the brain.
According to The Harvard Medical School, “Brainy activities stimulate new connections between nerve cells and may even help the brain generate new cells, developing neurological ‘plasticity’ and building up a functional reserve that provides a hedge against future cell loss.” Brainy Activities include anything from reading, playing cards or working on word puzzles to things that require manual dexterity such as painting and crafting.
In addition, you should not just stick to the activities you are most comfortable with. Learning a new skill can be done at any age and will provide your brain with additional stimulation as you encourage it to think in a new direction.
*This blog was first published here: Sunshine Retirement Living