When in comes to brain health, keeping our minds active is a really great idea. The brain is "plastic" and can continue to grow, develop, and make connections from before we are born until well into old age. When you challenge your brain with new and effortful activity, you help to build your "cognitive reserve". Invest in your brain by keeping physically active!
- Challenging your brain with regular mental exercise is just as important as physical activity!
- Like your muscles, your brain improves with use. Did you know education and lifelong learning actually improves brain function over time and lowers your risk of developing memory problems and even dementia when you are older?
- Exercising your brain increases “cognitive reserve”, which is your brain’s resilience or ability to cope with stress and challenges.