7 Easy Steps to Keep Your Brain Sharp as You Age

by Jessica Toomer

We all know exercise and healthy eating habits can help our bodies to live longer, but what about our brains? For some, there’s a real fear that increased age comes with a decline in cognitive function. We’re not talking about Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, or other illnesses, but a normal wear-and-tear of the brain, when memory begins to slip, when simple tasks become more difficult, when you feel like you’re not as smart or sharp as you used to be. Those can sometimes accompany age, but they don’t have to.

Here are seven easy tasks you can do to keep your brain in shape as you age.

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