It’s true that as you get older it becomes a lot more difficult to learn new skills than it is for kids or babies. But it doesn’t have to be that way. A professor from the University of California published a paper stating that by using a childlike approach to learning can help people of all ages take on new challenges.
Not only will this help adults to develop new skills and hobbies, but it can also help keep their brains young and can delay age-related cognitive issues.
We’ve put together some simple tips to keep your brain active and sharp.
1: Focus on tasks
Often when we are trying to get a job done we end up dipping into other tasks, answering our phones, listening to music etc, which all works against our memory, as we are not focused on one thing. Just like a computer screen, having too many tabs open can prevent you from focusing and engaging with the task at hand.
2: Learn new skills
Discovering a new talent or learning new skills is the perfect exercise your brain needs, no matter what age you are at.
Why not try something completely new or learning a new language to help develop and challenge your brain.
Working out is not only good for your body, but it is also good for your heart. Any physical activity is great for your brain and can help reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes.
Even around 20-30 minutes of brisk walking can really help improve the overall health of your brain, plus it’s a good chance to get some fresh air.
4: Eat well
Our diet contributes to our overall health and wellbeing, as they say, you are what you eat! Enjoy a diet that is rich in olive oil and vegetables to help lower blood pressure. Foods such as nuts, leafy veg, lentils, seafood, poultry, berries are just some examples of brain healthy foods.