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Although it is not actually true that the brain tends to worsen with age (if anything, it improves most of its functions) it is still important that we each try to take care of our mental faculties as we go through life. Although the brain does not worsen as you get older, it will become poorer at carrying out specific tasks if you don’t practice them anymore. So it is a good idea to try and engage with some of these in order to keep your mind sharp, and therefore to have a much brighter brain throughout your life. Let’s take a look at some fun ways to do that.

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4 simple and fun ways to keep your mind sharp

Word Games

One of the most important parts of your brain is the language center. You are going to need language as long as you are alive, and the better you are at using it, the more likely it is that you’re going to have a full life, as it is so much a part of our social being. Word games will help you to practice your language skills, and they are generally quite fun too. Whether that means doing the crossword, solving anagrams with a word unscrambler, or making up silly puns to text to your friends, you can be sure that this is going to all help you keep your mind sharp in terms of its language functions.


Those who talk a lot tend to have pretty flexible brains, and you will find that having strong communication skills is going to make a difference to many different areas in your brain and different kinds of intelligence too. You may or may not be much of a speaker, but as long as you make a point of having normal conversations every day, with friends or strangers, you should be able to keep your mind on point.

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Walking In Nature

The mind is also going to be helped along by you spending a lot of time in nature, as that helps to keep your mind fresh and your thoughts active. If you have not been spending much time outdoors recently, going for a long walk in the natural world is going to be a great idea. It really does make a difference to get that fresh air in your lungs, and it will mean that you are going to be able to hold on to your intelligence.


Many of us like to read as a pastime, and despite what you might have heard, this is not something that is dying out at all. In fact, people are buying as many books as ever, especially if you take into account ebooks. Reading is a very good way of keeping your mind active, and it also happens to be pretty enjoyable too, so it is a wonderful way to spend much of your spare time. If you have got out of the reading habit recently, put the phone down and pick up any old book, and just try it again. You might love it.

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Kori is a late diagnosed autistic/ADHD mom. She is currently located in Albany, NY where she is raising a neurodiverse family. Her older daughter is non-speaking autistic (and also has ADHD and Anxiety) and her youngest daughter is HSP/Gifted. A blogger, podcaster, writer, product creator, and coach; Kori shares autism family life- the highs, lows, messy, and real. Kori brings her own life experiences as an autistic woman combined with her adventures in momming to bring you the day-to-day of her life at home. Kori is on a mission to empower moms of autistic children to make informed parenting decisions with confidence and conviction.

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