Keep Your Mind Sharp as You Age

Did you know that it is as important to train your brain as it is to exercise your body?

Cognitive functions are divided into four main categories and each of them serves a different purpose: memory, attention, primary function and visual-spatial ability.

Any of these areas can change as we age, but there are exercises for the brain that may help delay the effects of aging.

Video games, physical activity, computerized training, and visual or auditory tasks are examples of brain activities. The frequency and duration of brain training vary depending on the area of cognition targeted and your age. For instance, activities for primary function are more effective if they are performed at least three times a week.

Add an extra boost

Did you know that combining physical activity and brain training will help maintain your mind?

Research shows that these combined activities might be more effective at improving your abilities. Tai chi, dance and video games that involve exercise are efficient for both your body and mind simultaneously.

Always consult with your primary health care provider before you begin a new exercise regimen.

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