“I’m set in my ways.” “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” I’m sure you’ve made these statements or heard them. Is it true that after a certain age you can’t become fit physically and mentally? Absolutely not! Research is showing how being physically active also increases our mental ability. You can not only build new muscles, you can build new neuro-pathways in your brain.
We all have a comfort zone—where we’re—well—comfortable, and we usually really like our comfort zone. The problem is that the old adage “use it or lose it” is true. If you’re not moving forward, you’re moving backwards. If you don’t challenge your muscles you lose them and the same goes for your brain—you lose what you don’t use.
So what is the answer?