According to an article in Time, emerging research suggests that certain habits may keep the mind sharp during the aging process.
1. Socialising - focus on building social circles that satisfy your individual needs. This can be spending more time with neighbours or volunteering at a community centre.
2. Relaxing - take time to do things that relieve stress. Studies show that meditation, listening to music and getting enough sleep at night are all important aspects of preventing cognitive decline. .
3. Staying active - exercise helps prevent brain inflammation and increases production of a protein that is vital for growing and maintaining neurons.