The muscles in your brain, just like in your body need to be exercised. “Use it or lose it,” says Dr. Santosh Kesari, a neuro-oncologist at the John Wayne Cancer Institute at Providence Saint John’s Health Center in California. He suggests that the more you use the different parts of your brain, the stronger the connections get between what’s being exercised and the parts of the brain responsible for those activities. Experts at the National Institute of Aging agree that some of the most important things we can do each day to promote cognitive health are to: eat healthy, be physically active, exercise our mind, and stay socially connected.
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