Keeping Your Mind Sharp
Exercising, keeping your brain active and maintaining creativity can actually help to prevent cognitive decline and memory problems. The more active and social you are and the more you use and sharpen your brain, the more benefits you will get.
Try variations on what you know. Find something you enjoy and continue to try new variations and challenges. If you like to cook, try a different type of food or take a stab at baking.
Work something new in each day. Whether it is taking a different route to work or the grocery store or brushing your teeth with a different hand. These little changes could make a big impact.
Take on a completely new subject. There are many inexpensive classes at community centers or community colleges that allow you to tackle new subjects. Volunteering is also a great way to learn about a new area, plus it boosts social connections, which is another brain strengthener.