Healthy Lifestyle Challenge #24 – Workout Your Brain

TODAY’S CHALLENGE is to

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Why?

Your body isn’t the only thing that needs a workout – your brain also needs stimulation to stay in top shape. It is believed that by exercising your brain, you can create a “cognitive reserve” that will help you stay sharp as you age and reduce the risk of developing dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Studies have shown that doing just one brain boosting workout a week can reduce the risk of dementia by 7% – increase the frequency and you can reduce your risk by up to 63%!

How?

It’s easy, do at least one of these brain boosting activates today (and hopefully everyday for the rest of your life!)

  • do a crossword or Sudoku puzzle
  • play a board game
  • play cards
  • read
  • write for pleasure
  • play a musical instrument
  • do the Rubik’s cube for 15 minutes
  • knit
  • garden
  • play chess

Don’t forget, physical activity is also good for the brain so get out there and do your 30 minutes of activity today!

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