Keeping your mind sharp is a holistic endeavor. Not surprisingly, doing thinking exercises and practicing thinking exercises will go a long way, but holistically, your whole body is involved in keeping your brain functioning well. In addition to thinking exercises, eat a healthy diet, take care of any health problems you may have(mental or physical health), involve yourself in a loving and supportive community, laugh often and keep stress down. Living a stimulating and encouraging life will do more for you than just simple exercises.
- Find ways to give your brain a workout with some challenging activities that involve learning and variety, rather than sticking to the same old routine.
- Exercise, particularly aerobic exercise, plays a key role in brain health by increasing blood flow, decreasing stress hormones and aiding neuroplasticity.
- Sleep is crucial for brain health, and if you’re like most people, you need to get between 7.5 and 9 hours of it each night to be at your best.
“With the right stimulation, your brain can form new neural pathways, alter existing connections, and adapt and react in ever-changing ways.”