As a senior citizen, your physical health is important, but so is your mental health. If you feel your mind isn’t quite what it used to be, it might be time to give your brain a workout.
Keeping your mind active can improve your memory, increase your focus and give you an all-around feeling of well-being. Additionally, keeping mentally active can keep your physical health in check: a well-exercised mind can lower blood pressure and keep stress levels low, which in turn reduces stress on your heart.
With all the benefits that mental health and activity offer, there’s no reason not to flex your mental muscles. While your doctor or health care professional can help you tailor a routine to meet your specific needs, here’s some things you can do to get started on your own: