With all the information from the Internet, we would expect people to be more knowledgeable about many things. However, many unnecesary things distract us from the more important ones.
Filtering the information we get is crucial in maintaing a sharp and astute mind.
As we grow older, we need to always exrecise not only our bodies but also our brain.
According to research, older adults who have active lives keep their brains fit and healthy, too.
Here sre some tips to maintain a healthy mind:
- Learn something new – or try something different – everyday.
- Play mind-stretching games such as Scrabble, chess and cards.
- Do the crossword puzzle in the daily newspaper.
- Read books and magazine articles.
- Attend lectures, plays, and exhibits, and watch educational television
- Use memory aids, such as appointment calendars, “to do” lists, and Post-it notes.
Also, concentrate on what people say, repeat what you want to remember out loud, and associate an action with an object.
Used with permission from A Year of Health Hints by Don R Powell, PHD and the American Institute for Preventive Medicine, copyright 2010. www.healthylife.com