Far too many of us zero in on the body and forget about the brain. If you want to perform at a high level for as long as possible, training your brain is not just a helpful add-on — it’s essential.
As you grow, your brain develops millions of neural pathways that help you process and recall information quickly, problem-solve, and execute tasks with a minimal mental effort. If you always stick to these well-worn paths and avoid challenging yourself mentally, you don’t give your brain the stimulation it needs to keep growing and developing.
This becomes especially important as we age and our cognitive function begins to decline over time. Here’s how you can keep your brain young as you age: