As we get older, it’s easy for our brains to get rusty. That’s why we want to know how to keep them healthy and functioning at their best capacity. So, in honour of World Thinking Day, we asked SharpBrains – an independent market research firm tracking applied brain science – to share some top tips for keeping our minds sharp and active.
1. Get clued up
Learn about your brain and how it functions. Just having a basic understanding will enable you to fully appreciate the ever-developing nature of the brain and its billions of neurons and synapses.
2. Eat healthily
Make sure you are taking in all the right nutrients. Although the brain only weighs 2% of our body mass, it consumes 20% of the oxygen and nutrients we absorb. For the brain to be sharp and active, it needs a good supply of energy from healthy food.
3. Be active