Exercise Your Brain, Enrich Your Life
April 10, 2019
Use it or lose it…it isn’t just for muscles.
While brain training software has flooded the market, the verdict is still out on its effectiveness. To keep your brain healthy, stick to brain training that involves real world activities – but with a little novelty and a challenge.
- Learn a musical instrument or new language
- Brush your teeth with your opposite hand
- Take a cooking class
- Drive home via a different route
- Take up a new hobby or sport
- Do math in your head
Lifestyle matters, too. Studies have shown not smoking, rarely drinking, maintaining a healthy weight, eating lots of fruits and veggies and exercising regularly can reduce your risk of dementia by 60 percent.