Mental Fitness

Build Your Brain Reserve
You have something called “brain reserve,” which helps your brain adapt and respond to changes and resist damage. Your brain reserve begins to develop in childhood and gets stronger as you move through adulthood. People who continue to learn, embrace new activities, and develop new skills and interests are building and improving their brain reserve.

Mental Fitness

Build Your Brain Reserve
You have something called “brain reserve,” which helps your brain adapt and respond to changes and resist damage. Your brain reserve begins to develop in childhood and gets stronger as you move through adulthood. People who continue to learn, embrace new activities, and develop new skills and interests are building and improving their brain reserve.

Build Your Brain Reserve

You have something called “brain reserve,” which helps your brain adapt and respond to changes and resist damage. Your brain reserve begins to develop in childhood and gets stronger as you move through adulthood. People who continue to learn, embrace new activities, and develop new skills and interests are building and improving their brain reserve.

You Can Strengthen Your Brain Power

Keep Your Mind Active

Study

Get educated. It can substantially increase your ability to fight off mental decline. The same is true of working at a challenging job. So go back to school, take classes, get a degree. You’re never too old to learn and your brain will thank you in the long run.

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Learn

Find something you love, whether traditional or online games, a new hobby or skill, or taking a class. Novel activities help your brain form new cellular connections and strengthen existing ones. Study a new language, learn a musical instrument or try your hand at photography. It’s never too late to try something new.

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National Institutes of Health – How the Arts Affect Your Health

Fine art is good medicine

It comforts, elevates the spirit, and affirms life and hope. Art in the healthcare setting, combined with outstanding care and service, creates an ambience that encourages healing and supports the work of medical professionals. As one of the world’s great medical centers, Cleveland Clinic has always included the arts in its healing environment. Explore the art displayed at Cleveland Clinic

 Cleveland Clinic Art Program

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Play

Do crossword puzzles, play chess, card games or online games. These activities can stimulate the brain. Playing electronic “brain games” may help improve your reaction time and problem-solving ability. It is important to find one that you will want to continue to play. Just like going to the gym, you can’t expect to stay in shape if you stop going.

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