By Dr. Mark Carlson, Be Well MD Geriatrician
We know how important exercise is to a healthy lifestyle. Most understand that physical exercise helps keep the mind sharp and alert.
Today’s active seniors realize that not only does physical exercise help move the blood around and keep you on your toes mentally, but by combining a regular exercise program with a mind workout you’ll have the best of both worlds.
By exercising your mind with card and board games or crossword puzzles; or by taking a class on the internet or at a recreational center, you not only can learn a new skill such as painting or calligraphy, but you can add a new hobby such as dance or yoga that will benefit both mind and body.