Education, Job, and Social Life May Reduce Cognitive Decline

Education, Job, and Social Life May Reduce Cognitive Decline

We have long said that maintaining a sense of purpose and responsibility in your community could help to increase your heathspan and promote brain health. A recent study published in Neurology confirms this. The study found that individuals who took part in “clubs, religious groups, sports or artistic activities, along with educational attainment by age 26, occupation and reading ability, may affect the brain’s cognitive reserve” and that continually learning throughout one’s life will also help to protect the brain. The results of this study are important because it confirms the idea that lifestyle factors like “taking part in an intellectually, socially and physically active lifestyle” can play an important role in our cognitive function, which means that we may have more control than we thought. 


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Taylor Marks is a certified holistic health coach and professionally trained chef from The Institute of Culinary Education. Her passions include the latest research in health science, culinary arts, holistic wellness, and guiding others towards feeling their best.