How to Keep Your Mind Sharp

  • Explore your potential. Focus on challenges that you find interesting and involving.

  • Add thought to routines. Try adding numbers instead of using a calculator or reading instead of watching TV.

  • Don't forget your body. Exercise and a healthy diet keep you healthy, and, of course, that's good for your brain.

  • Continue your education. Pick up that old dream of going back to school, learning a new language or tackling a new hobby.

  • Cultivate friendships. Social contact can help keep the brain active.

  • Start now. Don't wait until you notice your brain function slipping.

  • Care for your brain. Stress and exhaustion decrease your mental power.