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4 Tips To Keep Your Brain Sharp As You Age

Preserving your mental abilities as you get older is important for your overall health. Doing mental or physical activities to keep your mind open is a great way to keep your mind feeling sharp and secure.

Here Are 4 Great Tips!

1) Stimulate Your Brain

There are many ways to keep your brain stimulated by learning new skills and playing "brain games" such as Sudoku, crossword puzzles, quizzes, and online exercises!


2)Don’t Smoke or Drink Excessive Amounts of Alcohol

It may be hard to break old habits, but it will help you both mentally and physically in the long run. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, smoking and drinking too much can put you at an increased risk of dementia. Quitting smoking and drinking in moderation will help your brain stay healthy and sharp.


3) Socialize Often

Spending time with family and friends is not only fun but good for your health! A study published in 2021 that looked at older adults in Japan found that participants with consistently high or increased social engagement had a lower risk of dementia than those with consistently low social engagement.


4) Regularly Excercise

Keeping up with regular exercise will help you stay strong physically and mentally. One study of 120 older adults without dementia, funded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), found that moderate aerobic exercise increased the size of the hippocampus (a part of the brain that plays a role in memory) and improved spatial memory


 

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