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Work Your Mind Like a Muscle

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Work Your Mind Like a Muscle
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Research indicates that, much like muscles, your mind requires ongoing training and stimulation to maintain and enhance its capabilities. Engaging in continuous learning serves as a protective measure for your brain, as a lack of mental stimulation can pave the way for age-related cognitive decline, potentially leading to dementia. If you need further persuasion, individuals identified as “continuous learners” demonstrated a significantly lower risk — up to 40 percent — of cognitive decline and dementia compared to those with limited mental engagement. Without the regular mental exercise of continuous learning, your brain may undergo structural and functional alterations, increasing vulnerability to disease.

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The ideas expressed here are solely the opinions of the author and are not researched or verified by AGEIST LLC, or anyone associated with AGEIST LLC. This material should not be construed as medical advice or recommendation, it is for informational use only. We encourage all readers to discuss with your qualified practitioners the relevance of the application of any of these ideas to your life. The recommendations contained herein are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. You should always consult your physician or other qualified health provider before starting any new treatment or stopping any treatment that has been prescribed for you by your physician or other qualified health provider. Please call your doctor or 911 immediately if you think you may have a medical or psychiatric emergency.

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.
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