The advancing of the years does not have to mean lower brain function, according to some of the new cutting edge research into neurobiology.

Though I usually talk about your fiscal health, I was absolutely fascinated by a story I read in The Washington Post about mental health as we age and how you can even improve brain function in your senior years.

Sounds impossible, right? Not according to this infographic that I saw in the newspaper. The keys to stopping, slowing and even reversing the effect of aging on the brain are:

  • Calm Down
  • Exercise
  • Make friends  
  • Doing what you love
  • Get some sleep!

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Clark Howard is a consumer expert whose goal is to help you keep more of the money you make. His national radio show and website show you ways to put more money in your pocket, with advice you can trust. View More Articles

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