Unfortunately, the natural aging process does not leave its mark on our brains.
However, to prevent it from making itself felt in the form of cognitive deficits, you should take a handful of everyday tips to heart.
“When age comes, the mind goes.”
The great William Shakespeare painted a grim picture of the effects of aging on our cognitive performance.
And even if he may have exaggerated a little with the drastic news of his words, from a scientific point of view it cannot be denied that our ability to learn as well as our competence to react adequately to new problems and unknown situations decline with advancing age.
This decline in performance is caused by a breakdown of brain cells and reduced signal transmission between them.
The good news, however, is that you do not have to accept this development fatalistically, but can even stop it with a series of fitness exercises for the brain.
For example, our little grey cells can be trained extremely efficiently with board games such as memory, chess or draughts.
These entertaining mental exercise units can also be wonderfully combined with a social gathering with friends, which already anticipates another valuable tip.
2.Cultivate Social Contacts:
Regular meetings with friends or family members, including lively exchanges, are also regarded as the ideal rejuvenating cure for our brain.
Just like making new social contacts even at an older age, for which voluntary work or visiting a senior citizens’ meeting place is ideal.
3.Stay Active In Sports:
Our ability to think also depends to a large extent on an abundant supply of oxygen to our brain.
Regular sporting activity should therefore be a fixed part of seniors’ daily routine.
Membership in a gymnastics or sports club facilitates disciplined adherence to one’s own training schedule and motivates one to overcome one’s inner obstacle with like-minded people.
4.Take To The Dance Floor:
Furthermore, even if you don’t necessarily have rhythm in your blood, you should think about attending a dance class.
Practicing the steps and movements requires concentration and good coordination, which improves short-term memory and reaction speed.
Dancers also train their sense of balance, which results in a reduced risk of falling.