Have you noticed all the ads lately for “brain health” supplements? Or pay-to-play brain games designed to enhance your brain health?
There is no question that exercising our brains as we age is just as important as exercising our bodies. But one of the best ways to do that is simply to learn something new.
Consider taking a class at your local community college in a topic you’re interested in. Or take in a new museum exhibit. If you have the time, consider volunteering for a local literacy organization. In teaching others to read, you’ll also be exercising your own neurons. Anything that encourages reasoning and problem solving is a great way to keep the mind agile.
And what about giving meditation a try? If you are unsure or have tried it before without success, I encourage you to try again. Your mind and body will thank you.