1. Avoid obesity
A study by Paul Thompson, a researcher at the University of California, suggests that obesity can reduce brain size in the elderly, making them more vulnerable to dementia.
2. Read Kafka
Read to Franz Kafka, for example the story of A rural doctor, stimulates our neurons and encourages us to learn new brain patterns, to develop a greater capacity for learning, according to a recent study by the University of British Columbia and the University of California.
3. Best couple
Being married or living with a partner reduces the risk of dementia and Alzheimer aging by 50 percent, according to a study by Swiss and Finnish scientists and published in the prestigious British Medical journal.
4. Train for multitasking
The ability to do several things at the same time efficiently it is “limited by the speed at which our prefrontal cortex processes information,” says Paul E. Duz, a researcher at Vanderbilt University and co-author of the study. The good news is that that ability can be trained.
5. Turn off the television
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have found that watching television before bed often generates sleep debts, which increase the risk of falling ill.
If we want to develop bigger muscles and stronger bones, there are hundreds of exercises and dietary supplements that help us achieve our goal. But what happens if what we intend is to increase the size of our brain? Scientists from the University of California (UCLA) demonstrated last spring that it is also possible to resort to meditation.
7. Join a group
A soccer team, a reading club, a rock band, Being part of a social group can reduce the risk of heart attack and dementia, as researchers from the Australian universities of Exeter and Queensland recently demonstrated.
8. Make doodles
Fill a scrawl paper is not a waste of time or a distraction. On the contrary, it favors mental concentration and stimulates memory, according to a study by the University of Plymouth published in the journal Applied Cognitive Psychology.