In a recent interview by Bottom Line/Health, our own Dr. Cynthia Green was asked to suggest her best brain workouts. It’s not what most of us think. Crossword puzzles, online classes and other such activities are not necessarily the best for improving memory and preserving overall cognitive function. The latest research reveals that it takes more than quiet puzzle-solving and streaming lectures.
In fact, some activities that we once thought were time wasters may actually help build intellectual capacity and other cognitive functions. And, the most important steps to keep your brain performing at optimal levels are lifestyle choices. Brain workouts that include getting aerobic exercise (at least 150 minutes per week), maintaining a healthy body weight, not smoking and eating a diet that emphasizes fruits and vegetables (low in refined sugar and white flour)
However, research now tells us that there is more to a healthy brain workout.
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