We know how important it is to exercise our bodies, but exercising our brains is just as important. When we continue to learn, our brains are better for it. Here are just a few benefits of “brain training,” or exercising your brain:
- Improved executive functions
- Improved working memory
- Improved processing speed
- Preserved cognitive health
- Fewer problems in daily function
- Better control over our mental processing abilities
There are lots of fun ways to exercise your brain. One common way is to continue to learn new things. Attend a pottery, painting, or foreign language class in your neighborhood, or check for any discounts on community college courses. Another great way to exercise your brain is to socialize with others, spend time in nature, and practice mind puzzles, such as crosswords, Sudoku, or a game in a brain training app.
Tip adapted from American Psychological Association
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