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Flexing the mental muscles to maintain a healthy brain

Flexing the mental muscles to maintain a healthy brain

As most of us know, the brain is like a muscle, and if you don’t flex it from time to time, valuable functions like memory can be weakened. And just as exercise stimulates the body, exercising the brain will help to keep it healthy and strong.

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Our brains are constantly hungry for new information and so is definitely true later in life. One way to feed the brain, so to speak, is to learn a new language. Taking on tasks like learning simple French of Spanish can give the brain the workout that it needs and can ultimately improve and stimulate memory.

But don’t worry. When we here at Freedom Home Care talk about learning a new language, we’re not talking about anything intense. There’s no need for tests or exams as far as we're concerned. By incorporating a casual learning experience with the help of a phrase book or an online tutorial, older individuals can flex their mental muscles and keep their memory strong and healthy for the long run. And hopefully, they'll have fun doing it.

And in case you needed a little inspiration, watch the following video, which explains how our brains tackle the task of learning a new language.

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