This is a sponsored partnership between Centrum and LatinaMoms.com
We are constantly changing as we grow older. We change physically and mentally, and this includes our hobbies, too. However, you don’t have to wait until you reach 50 to take care of your brain. Instead, why not challenge your brain to keep it as healthy as possible?
From taking an interest in new physical activities to learning a new language, here are five things that support a healthy brain.
What are you waiting for? Let’s get to it!
Get your body moving
Why not learn a new physical activity? Have you ever been curious about learning how to play tennis or maybe golf? Taking on a new sport can help you keep physically fit and your mind sharp. Research also shows that exercise helps your body combat many illnesses, such as lowering the risk of heart disease, and type 2 diabetes, and helps with high blood pressure, and even some cancers.
Learn about proper nutrition
Going off from the last point, let’s talk about what we consume. Proper nutrition is essential, especially to take care of the intestinal microbiota. You must keep your insides as healthy as your outside! For starters, Johns Hopkins Medicine cites a Mediterranean-style type of diet to help your cells perform better. However, it all depends on each individual’s body – so definitely ask your doctor about your ideal diet.
Learn a manual activity
This can vary depending on your specific interests. We’re talking about embroidery, knitting, painting, wood carving – the list can go on. Are you more of an artist? Why not freestyle paint your favorite memory? Do you have grandchildren? Why not knit or embroider them into something special and unique? For those interested in making woodwork – why not commit to making a table set or a chair? All these items would make for perfect, unique gifts made by your love.
Learn how to play a musical instrument
Simple songs can be easy to learn. It doesn’t have to be pro-status, either. It’s all about learning a few chords or notes to stimulate your mind. For those music enthusiasts, why not learn piano or guitar? You’ll be surprised by your capacity in the arts.
Learn a new language
Lastly, learning a new language could be a great fit for those interested in taking their words to the next level. Whether it’s simply by watching movies in different languages or going as far as signing up for Duolingo, learning a foreign language is a great way to exercise your brain. For those interested in traveling, this is a positive motivation for your next trip!