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Brain Health Strategies!

Research has shown that there are many ways you can hone your mental sharpness and help your brain stay healthy, no matter what age you are. Doing certain brain exercises to help boost your memory, concentration, and focus can make daily tasks quicker and easier to do, and keep your brain sharp as you get older.





So here are my top research based tips!


  1. So a jigsaw puzzle! This is because looking at all the shapes of the pieces and trying to figure out there place in the larger picture helps stimulate many cognitive abilities and also has been shown to be a protective factor for Visuospatial cognitive aging.

  2. Playing a game of cards with your friends. Research conducted in 2015 showed that people who play cards regularly had a greater brain volume in several regions of the brain, plus high social interaction too which is hugely protective to our health and immune systems!

  3. The third is a simple one, listen to music or learn an instrument. These activities have been shown to increase your creative thinking which was shown in a study conducted in 2017 when scientist's gave 2 groups of people some problems with creative solutions one with music and one with out and found the one with music solved more of the problems. Furthermore your brain and body is never too old to learn how to play a new instrument or skill which can also help improve your brain health and cognitive ability.

Focusing on your brain health is one of the best things you can do to improve your concentration, focus, memory, and mental agility, no matter what age you are. By incorporating brain exercises into your everyday life, you’ll get to challenge your mind, sharpen your cognitive skills, and possibly learn something new and enriching along the way.


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