Media: Boost your brain fitness this summer

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Media: Boost your brain fitness this summer

brain fitness.jpgRead tips from ONDRI, Ontario Brain Institute and the Government of Ontario, Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science about how to boost your brain fitness this summer.

Here are ideas to help people of all ages keep their brains engaged this summer:

  • Get creative: Whether it's painting, pottery or carpentry, making something helps to  build cognitive and motor skills by interpreting instructions, making decisions and mastering tools.
  • Hold a music night: Learning to play a musical instrument helps people of all ages build memory and spatial awareness.
  • Include theatre, museums and galleries in your summer plans to engage the creative side of your brain.
  • Relax with puzzles, brain-teasers, chess, card games, or a good book to de-stress while keeping your brain active.
  • Get outside and play: Physical activity is important at every age, but for older adults in particular, it can reduce risks associated with dementia. Plus, exercise will help you sleep well, which also contributes to brain health.

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