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How to keep your mind sharp

How to keep your mind sharp

Do you know that when we age, our brain shrinks? In fact, the brain loses volume causing a loss of some nerve cell connections. One way to slow the loss is to take care of your body and your mind. What are five of the BEST ways to help keep the mind sharp? Let’s get into it.

  1. image-twoPlay some mind games: Doing crosswords, puzzles, and math games are great ways to keep your mind active. Stay curious and involved in lifelong learning.
  2. Try new activities: Learning a new activity is not only enjoyable and interesting, but it may also help strengthen the connections in your brain. Studies show that learning a new skill can help improve memory function in older adults.
  3. Learn a foreign language: Studies show that many more regions of the brain are involved in vocabulary tasks, particularly in areas that are important for visual and auditory processing. This also help stimulates our brain.
  4. Eat smart: Research shows that eating plenty of vegetables and fish rich in Omega-3 fatty acids such as salmon, tuna, and mackerel, decreases the risk for cognitive decline.
  5. Good sleep: A long night’s rest is best for memory and your mood. Adults need 7-8 hours of sleep every night, during which the glymphatic system cleans out waste particles.

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