We have all heard about the many benefits of having a regular exercise routine and yes as a fitness professional I “preach” about all the health benefits of exercise. But we often neglect to mention how important it is to keep our minds active as well. In fact, 2 new studies suggest that a habit of regular exercise and staying mentally active may help protect against Alzheimer’s disease.
Here are a few ways to keep our brains healthy and functioning well: 1 Learning a foreign language, which stimulates the areas of the brain that process reading, speaking etc 2. Playing chess, and my personal favorite Sudoku, ( I have 3 Sudoku books, I cannot get enough) crossword puzzles are also great. 3. Socializing with friends is also a great way to maintain out brain health. 4. Playing memory 5. Learn a new skill and 6. there are countless books on brain teasers, in fact just walking through Barnes and Noble I saw 10 of these types of books.
These are a just a few ways to keep our brains healthy and if you would like to learn more about Brain Health here are a few online resources you can look into: