8 Ways to Keep Your Mind Sharp
A clear and sharp mind is an important thing to pursue. Research shows that challenging your brain with new or difficult activities can actually build new brain cells and strengthen the connection between them, which is great for warding off cognitive decline and memory loss later in life. Even more, having a sharp and active mind can reduce your stress levels, help you recall information faster, and make you feel more engaged with life.
Sounds like a good deal to us. So, here are 8 things you can try to keep your brain in tip-top shape.
Find a New Favorite Podcast
There are a ton of mentally-stimulating and thought-provoking podcasts out there. NPR, The BBC, WNYC, and others have created all kinds of different shows to satisfy your appetite for pop culture, world news, crazy storytelling, and new music. Some of our favorites include This American Life, Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Radiolab, Invisibilia and the TED Radio Hour. Get your friends in on it too and prepare to have a lot more to talk about!