Being “connected” in today’s society can often feel like an obligation to overexpose our daily happenings. But did you know that studies suggest that having a strong social circle, reconnecting with a friend, composing handwritten notes and more can boost your mood and even protect your brain? Developing new bonds and cultivating current relationships can help to stimulate the nervous system, calm you, and even decrease stress levels. Staying Sharp provides you with resources and recommendations specifically designed to support brain health and foster well-being. Don’t shy away from connecting with friends for a game night or planning a group fitness activity – these activities, and others, can help in improving brain health and overall cognitive performance.

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