Like other parts of the body that show signs of aging, your brain also declines as you get older. And while you can’t put your brain on a treadmill or give it a set of dumbbells to lift, there are some proven techniques that can help keep your brain fit. Check out these tips to strengthen your mental acuity.
What’s the best way to keep a muscle healthy and strong? Challenge it. The same can be said for your brain, and certain types of activities do a particularly good job of keeping your mind on its proverbial toes. Consider putting these brain-bending activities on your to do list.
We all aim for a good night’s rest in order to feel energized and alert the next day, but sleep is imperative to maintaining a strong memory as well as the ability to learn and recall skills and tasks—now and in the future. Give your brain the time it needs to properly transfer and store information.
Exercise. It’s good for the body, but it’s also good for the brain. And those mood-boosting hormones that kick in—often called “runner’s high”—are only part of the story. Regular exercise makes your brain stronger, fitter and sharper. Here’s what happens over the course of a typical workout.
Like the rest of your body, your brain changes with each passing year. It sounds scary, but the process is natural and it happens to everyone. Take an active role in slowing negative effects and working to stay sharper, longer.