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Brain Exercise Provides Benefits at Any Age

Brain Exercise

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  • Engaging in cognitively stimulating activities both early and late in life is associated with slower cognitive decline later in life, new research revealed
  • The research supports the cognitive reserve hypothesis, which suggests that people with greater cognitive abilities have better cognitive function in later life, and may even be able to delay some symptoms of dementia despite physical changes in the brain
  • Research into brain plasticity has proven that your brain continues to make new neurons throughout life in response to mental activity
  • Online brain games, practicing mindfulness, and even reading and writing are examples of ways to challenge your mind for better cognitive function

By Dr. Mercola

There’s good news for bookworms… or really anyone who enjoys reading, writing and other ‘intellectual pursuits,’ especially if you’ve been doing such activities since you were a kid.


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