Neuroplasticity and Exercise Will Keep Your Brain Young and Spry

Dr. Jack Lewis offers several strategies you can employ to stall the process by which your brain shrinks toward ineffectuality.

The first is to exercise regularly. The brain thrives when steady streams of blood pump oxygen through it. Sitting at your desk 40 hours every week isn’t doing your brain any favors. Go for a long walk after work in order to feed it what it likes.

Something else you can do to keep your brain fit is to take advantage of neuroplasticity. Just as the muscles in your body get stronger when you exercise them, our brains benefit from activities that cause it to change and adapt.

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