Septem­ber

Prevention (Australia) - - All-day Energy -

BRAIN

Get lost in a good novel. Not only will you en­joy be­ing in­volved in the story but re­search shows that read­ing fic­tion can en­hance the con­nec­tions be­tween neu­ral path­ways, and also im­prove brain func­tion.

Take a class. Whether it’s play­ing an in­stru­ment, speak­ing an­other lan­guage or writ­ing po­etry, learn­ing some­thing new can help slow agere­lated cog­ni­tive de­cline.

Let your­self day­dream. Re­searchers at the University of Cam­bridge found that day­dream­ing ac­ti­vates the de­fault-mode net­work in your brain to help you make in­tu­itive de­ci­sions faster.

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