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Staying Active: A new definition in a new normal.

Exercise is not only for your body but also your mind and brain !!!

This pandemic really helps us realised that just being “active” as in physically active, may not be enough.

Everyone is afraid of getting old. Physically exercise alone is not enough to keep you in the loop. Various brain games in the market claim to boost your cognition. Still, research published in Psychosomatic Medicine journal showed that the most effective “protective factor” for your cognitive decline isn’t any fancy brain games, but it is your friends and families.

The more good quality close relationships you have, the less chance of developing dementia when you get older by 15 years. Interestingly, it is the quality, not the quantity of the relationship that counts.

Relationships with others can be challenging to maintain in this pandemic. Nevertheless, we now need this more than ever to “staying active”.

Stay tuned for the next post about how to stay active: physically, mentally and cognitively.

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Reference: What Aspects of Social Network Are Protective for Dementia? Not the Quantity But the Quality of Social Interactions Is Protective Up to 15 Years Later, Psychosomatic Medicine: November-December 2010 — Volume 72 — Issue 9 — p 905–911 doi: 10.1097/PSY.0b013e3181f5e121

edited on Oct 28, 2020 by Nattawan Utoomprurkporn
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Miroslava Katsur 11 months ago

Status label added: Useful insight

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Georgie Cade 9 months ago

Status label removed: Useful insight

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