4. Stay socially connected: Take a class (see #3 above!), volunteer, start a book group, join a social networking site such as Facebook and encourage your friends to do the same.
5. Seek out opportunities to learn new information and new skills, and to experience new situations: Take a class (see a theme here?...), take a different route home today, try a new restaurant, read a genre you don't usually read, travel -- even if it's just to the city next door, learn a foreign language.
6. My Brain Fitness class is currently on hiatus, but check back for news about the next session. In the meantime, here are some memory tips from the August 2013 edition of the Harvard Health Letter: Tip 1: Avoid multitasking, and focus. When someone is talking to you, look at the person and listen closely. If you miss something, ask the person to repeat it. Tip 2: The moment you hear or read something you don't understand, see
While you're thinking about which brain-healthy habit you're going to adopt today, eat an apple. According to nutritionists, one a day really will keep the doctor away! Keep the peel on for greater benefits (but scrub thoroughly before eating).