With all of the latest research, studies and exercises created to improve your muscle and bone health, it’s easy to forget to strengthen your brain as well. Your brain is responsible for your thoughts, actions, relationships, and so much more.
As we age our brains begin to slow down and some cognitive abilities may decrease without proper brain health maintenance. The good news is that there are several ways to increase your brain health at any age. It’s recommended that you follow a healthy diet of exercise, adequate sleep and proper nutrition. Living a balanced and healthy lifestyle, free from tobacco use, will greatly improve your chances of staying sharp in your later years.
While it may be difficult to fight biology and heredity if certain health problems run in your family, there are are several ways to improve and strengthen your brain health.
Cognitive training games have been proven to sharpen the mind and slow down the effects of aging on the brain. These different games may involve memory challenges, strategy formation, problem solving and socialization. Action and adventure games, for example, have been proven to provide cognitive benefits to users that can carry over to real life situations or work.
Brain games come in many varieties to help strengthen different areas of the brain like language and logic puzzles, optical illusions, and memory and pattern recognition. All of these different games work to target specific areas of the brain and keep the mind sharp. There are many games and puzzles available in print and online. If you want to improve your brain health, no matter your age, try out some of your favorite puzzles and games.
5 Interesting Medical Facts About Your Brain:
- The typical brain weighs around 1.4 kilograms.
- Seventy-five percent of your brain is water.
- There are about 100 billion neurons in your brain.
- Your brain does not have pain receptors.
- Your brain has around 100,000 miles of blood vessels.
For more information about your brain, check out this interesting article in National Geographic.
Dr. Grossfeld and the entire team at Orthopaedic Specialists believes in promoting your health and well-being. It’s important to strengthen your entire body from your brain to your toes. The waiting room at Orthopaedic Specialists has been updated to keep your mind sharp while you wait to be seen. Enjoy challenging your mind and try some new brain games at your next appointment at our office. For more information about Orthopaedic Specialists, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Grossfeld, call 502-212-2663 today.