It’s really important you keep your brain young and sharp as you grow older. Below are 5 lovely ways to achieve just that
Puzzles help keep your brain sharp as you grow older. A 2012 study found that people who had a lifetime history of playing puzzles were far less likely to develop the brain plaques associated with Alzheimer’s disease.
2. HATHA YOGA
If you think all hatha yoga does is improve flexibility, then you are wrong. Hatha yoga also helps improve brain function. A 2014 study found that people who practiced hatha yoga three times a week for just eight weeks saw improvements in cognitive function and concentration.
3. PING-PONG (TABLE TENNIS)
Ping-pong also helps keep your brain sharp because it test your reflexes and requires you to react instinctively and fast and studies have also shown that ping-pong improves blood flow in the brain and potentially stave off dementia.
4. HERBS AND SPICES
To keep your brain sharp, there are certain spices you should add to your diet. Turmeric has been shown to help destroy the plaques in the brain associated with Alzheimer’s disease. Studies have also shown that the scent of rosemary alone can boost memory function.
Meditating also helps sharpen the brain. A Harvard study found that people who medicated for half-hour sessions three times weekly had more gray-matter density in their hippocampus which is the brain’s memory centre.