Regular workouts, both aerobic and strength training, enhance brain function. No need to run marathons to help grow, repair, and maintain brain cells! A consistent workout regimen = a healthy brain.
2020 presented so many challenges for us all. One way to cope was exercise. Did you start exercising in a different way? Did you discover a new way to move your body? How did you feel after exercising?
A topic near & dear to my heart...er, brain! Three big changes.
1. Night walks - the neighborhood where I live is really safe and so I started walking after dark. This seems to increase sensory input as the brain tries harder to analyze the environment. I also seem to sleep better those nights.
2. Re-learning to juggle. It's not like riding a bike, muscle-memory wise! After 30 years I had to start over from scratch. There's a lot of interesting research showing improvements to the brain and muscles due to juggling. Eye-hand coordination is definitely returning to my young adult days.
3. Herbal supplements - a daily dose of lion's mane mushroom, sage, and ginkgo leaf!