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Tips to Keep Your Mind Active

Tips to Keep Your Mind Active

As you get older, you may be worried about cognitive decline and memory loss. The good news is that you can help prevent cognitive decline by keeping your mind active. Mental stimulation helps to promote connections between nerve cells and preserve brain health. Continue reading to learn a few helpful tips to keep your mind active as you age.

Actively Engage in Learning

Learning new things is a great way to exercise your mind. Try taking up a new hobby, learning a new skill, or joining a club. You might even want to enroll in a class that will introduce you to a new subject. Reading books, completing word puzzles, and creating arts and crafts projects are also good ways to stimulate your mind.

Keep Your Body Moving

Keeping your body healthy can help support your brain health. Getting regular exercise helps maintain blood flow to the brain, and can also help keep your blood pressure at an ideal level, which is essential for brain health. Many physical activities can also stimulate the mind, especially sports like golf or tennis.

Stay Social

Maintaining social connections is a great way to keep your mind active. Visit with friends and family on a regular basis. You may also want to consider joining a club in your community; whether the club is focused on a particular activity or interest, or is simply a social club, the connections it will help you build and maintain will aid in keeping your mind healthy and active.

At The Estates at Arbor Oaks, residents have access to everything they need to keep both their minds and their bodies active. This independent living community in Andover, MN, offers a state-of-the-art fitness center, an outdoor gardening area, and plenty of opportunities for social engagement. To find out more, call The Estates at Arbor Oaks today at (651) 738-1158.

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