Getting a fit mind is one of the most sought after purposes to avoid cognitive decline and diseases such as Alzheimer’s, which is one of the main evils today. That is why we are going to tell you some tips so that you can keep your mind more agile.

How to keep your mind in shape

The following tips will help us keep our minds in shape while we can enjoy games, entertainment, and methods that put our neurons to work.

Reading helps us keep our minds in shape

In these times, in which we have hundreds of worries in our heads, we need to keep our mind in shape. To do this, a series of tips is enough.

Something as everyday for many as reading a book or listening to music contributes to keeping our heads in place, achieving greater mental agility and reaching the maximum potential of our intelligence.

Games: the usual and the latest generation

We have always had cards, chess, checkers, or bowling. In all of them we have to think about the best ways to beat our rivals while having a good time. Everyone has a strategy that we have to discover and develop. Thus, our mind will be more active and, therefore, in better shape.

We can also play sports and take it as a game. This gives us the opportunity to interact with others and, apart from clearing our mind when we are saturated , it also benefits our body, since it also helps us to stay in physical shape.

In addition to traditional games, new ones linked to video consoles have emerged in recent years. These new games are designed to set age or brain weight, for example. And although their results are not entirely reliable (sometimes the console does what it wants without obeying the player’s orders), the games give you a good time while you exercise your mind.

The drawback compared to traditional games is that, depending on the gaming platform, relationships with other players may not exist.

Never stop learning

Another way to exercise our mind is reading . Whether they are books, magazines or newspapers, reading carefully we will feel that our ideas are clarified. It is good for our brain to be curious, as we learn new things, while our mind stays in shape. With reading, we will also enrich our vocabulary. Another option to achieve this is to do crossword puzzles.

Always learn something new

If what you like is learning new things, studying different languages ​​will make your mind feel more active. It can also be learned by attending conferences on topics that interest us, or by taking online workshops. The possibilities are endless. And to preserve the memories it is advisable to review a little each day.

Perform artistic tasks

All activities that are considered artistic, such as painting, DIY, music or cooking for pleasure and not for obligation, grow our imagination and creativity. Is there a better way to exercise the mind?

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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