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Keeping Your Mind Sharp


We all age and aging doesn’t have to spell bad things for your brain.  In fact your brain can get older and wiser if you take proper care of it.  There are some lifestyle changes you can adopt to promote optimal brain health.


  1. Regular Exercise

Regular exercise not only benefits your health and your skin, it is also one of the most important factors in maintaining a healthy brain.  Regular exercise can reduce stress, boost self-esteem and also get those creative juices flowing.


  1. Lifelong Learning

Experts believe that mental exercise can help to trigger processes that help maintain individual brain cell, this can help people remain mentally active and alert.  You can be picking up a new hobby or learning a new language, as long as it involves a skill that you don’t usually use and this can help improve your memory.


  1. Sufficient Sleep

Studies have shown that lack of sleep might actually shrink the brain.  Another study found that middle-aged adults who were getting plenty of sleep had higher mental functions and improved memory.


  1. Social and Intellectual Activeness

A study done by Harvard Medical School reports that social ties can benefit one’s mental performance and self-confidence


  1. Out of the Norm

Try brushing your teeth or combing your hair with the hand that you don’t usually use.  Anything that makes the brain work harder or is frustrating is a good thing.  The brain can become too accustomed to routine activities and by using your nontraditional hand engages the brain to detect a new way how the thing is being held or done.