Mental Health Monday:
As we people grow older, they may find themselves feeling a lack of mental sharpness, slower responses, and not as quick on their feet as they were in the past. Just like our bodies, the brain needs to get exercise too. As we age, so does the brain and the changes in mental functions can accompany. There are many things you can do to help keep the brain active and improve cognitive functions etc. Here are a few:
- Mental stimulation. This can include activity such as doing puzzles, math problems, drawing, painting and crafts.
- Physical exercise
- Healthier diet intake.
- Keep you blood pressure under control.
Read complete article here: https://www.health.harvard.edu/mind-and-mood/12-ways-to-keep-your-brain-young
Another thing you can do is indulging yourself in silence and calm.
With the tremendous evolutions in our surroundings and environment, we need to have time to process it, and so that you can benefit and gain more benefits from the experiences. Practicing yoga and meditation can have a huge impact on your mental health in a positive way.
As you continue on this quest of keeping your mind healthy, another thing to do is to maintain strong social connections. Spend quality time with friends and family, and join in on social activities. According to ReadersDigest.com, here are 10 ideas on how to keep your brain sharp: https://www.rd.com/health/wellness/top-10-tips-for-a-healthy-brain-antiaging/