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You’re never too old to learn – and do­ing so might just im­prove your health

- WORDS: Health · Science · University of Texas · Texas · University of Texas at Dallas

The plat­form ex­plores re­search from The Univer­sity of Texas at Dal­las (UT Dal­las), in which older adults given the chance to learn new skills ex­pe­ri­enced ‘sig­nif­i­cant im­prove­ment’, like bet­ter mem­ory. ‘The more ac­tive pas­time of learn­ing a new skill led to the more ef­fi­cient brain ac­tiv­ity you might ob­serve in a younger brain,’ BBC Fu­ture says. Ben­e­fits ‘[lin­gered] for more than a year af­ter the par­tic­i­pants had com­pleted their course’.

 ??  ?? ABOVE: Dis­cover that in­ner dare­devil...
BE­LOW FROM LEFT: More free time means a chance to try that sport you al­ways wanted to; it could be a time to learn all man­ner of new skills
ABOVE: Dis­cover that in­ner dare­devil... BE­LOW FROM LEFT: More free time means a chance to try that sport you al­ways wanted to; it could be a time to learn all man­ner of new skills

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