Learn new skills in order to maintain your brain’s vitality with age, study says

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Crossword puzzles, reading and that familiar hobby of yours may not be enough to keep your brain sharp, according to studies in the journal “Psychological Science”.

A recent study performed by Denise Park at University of Texas at Dallas shows that learning new skills could the key to maintaining cognitive vitality with age.  Simply maintaining those old habits may not be enough.

“This is speculation, but what if challenging mental activity slows the rate at which the brain ages?” asks Park. “Every year that you save could be an added year of high quality life and independence.”

Read More:  http://www.psychologicalscience.org/index.php/news/releases/learning-new-skills-keeps-an-aging-mind-sharp.html

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