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Five Cognitive/Brain Activities When Stuck Indoors

1. Make it meaningful! Research shows if you find purpose in an activity, it is more likely to make an impact. Set a timer for 20 minutes to learn a language that always struck your interest.

2. Connect socially- Join a virtual book club, write letters to residents in a local nursing home, intentionally say hello to a neighbor, or volunteer!

3. Brain stimulation regularly including games like Scattergories, puzzles, and hand-eye coordination tasks like constructing a 3d model.

4. Vary types of brain activities so several areas of your brain are lighting up and having to work.

5. A healthy diet is very important for preventing cognitive decline. Look up and make one simple recipe a week that includes a brain-healthy food such as fatty fish, berries, or leafy greens.


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