There is a lot of research to suggest that physical activity can help to improve mental function in our later years. There is now also evidence to suggest that social activity early on in our lives and continued throughout our middle age years can improve the likelihood of better cognitive function in our older years. Taking part in community activity, being part of a political group, participating in neighborhood watch and volunteer and civic groups have all been associated with increased benefit to brain function in your 50s. Better education, higher economic status, gender and mental health in younger years has been connected to cognitive function in later years as well. Controllable factors like exercise, eating healthy to improve later years brain function can now include socializing and participating in community activity.
- 1One part of keeping healthy emotion and brain health is being social and talking to people.
- 2Feeling like you are part of a group out here is positive when it comes to cognitive function.
- 3Doing different things with social activities to reduce stress is one way to start.
Being members of a political party, environmental group, neighbourhood watch, a voluntary service group or other community based groups is associated with better cognitive function at age 50.
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