Although our brains age, this Washington Post article includes excellent advice about things we can do to help our brain age better.

One of the experts interviewed for the article makes an excellent analogy for understanding how our brain ages: Your 60-year-old brain isn’t going to function like it did at age 25 any more than your skin will look like it did at that age, but that doesn’t mean you’ll become senile. The brain’s frontal cortex, which is used for problem solving and some aspects of word processing, shrinks with age, but it also shows more activity as you get older. “So maybe you have less real estate, but you use it more,”

The photo provides a hint to a couple of the ways to help your brain age better. Can you guess what they are?

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