5 Ways to Keep Your Brain Sharp
Oprah's resident MD shares his most effective tips for slowing mental decline.
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Exercise boosts the brain's rate of neurogenesis—the generation of new brain cells—throughout your life. To really sharpen your gray matter, pick a workout that stimulates you both mentally and physically. One great example is dance. Moving the body in a coordinated fashion and following along with complex movements in sync with music requires lots of brainpower. Dancing also works your heart, so you're pumping more blood upstairs.
As a reminder, always consult your doctor for medical advice and treatment before starting any program.