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Keep the mind sharp through intellectual stimulation ideally with a friend

Keep the mind sharp through intellectual stimulation ideally with a friend.

Testing the hypothesis that engaging in leisure intellectual activities helps guard against brain aging, researchers found that leisure activity entailing high cognitive effort or social interaction was associated with better cognitive ability in middle age. They found that people who took evening classes, attended social and cultural events, or played cards were more effective in keeping their minds sharp than were those who only engaged in solitary activities such as gardening or household tasks.

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