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7 Ways To Keep Your Brain Young

4 MIN READ • 22nd June 2021
Health and Wellbeing by Health and Wellbeing

Like the inevitable crow's feet and laughter lines, it's simply a fact of life that as we age, so does our grey matter. This can lead to changes in mental function and memory loss, which is why it's so important to keep our brains working to ward off cognitive decline. Luckily, just as physical activity helps your body stay fit and healthy, there are lots of ways to keep your mind ticking over, too. Here's how...

  • Head to the gym Getting your blood pumping will not only benefit your body, but also your mental health. “Exercise affects the brain in lots of positive ways,” says Dr Hilary Jones (drhilaryjones.com). “It increases the brain’s oxygen levels and supports the release of hormones that help to create a healthy environment for the growth of brain cells.

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