Many people think that classes or certain activities that today we could know as “extracurricular” are intended only for children and young people, but the truth is that signing up for classes or participating in various activities when you reach adulthood is very beneficial to maintain and improve cognitive functioning . At Bekia we tell you much more about these benefits.

Cognitive stimulation

Cognitive stimulation allows you to improve your cognitive functioning and prevents deterioration from occurring or at least slowing down this process. In addition, it improves your self-esteem , helps reduce stress and ultimately improves your quality of life.

Thus, activities in classes such as reading and writing, calculating, recognizing sounds and images, drawing pictures and even doing handicraft activities improve cognitive abilities such as language, memory or attention. This makes adults do not stop learning and learning while empowering their mind.

All these activities, as well as attending classes for adults, also help to slow down dementia in adults in advanced ages, because we are making the brain continue to work constantly . If you read the newspaper, magazines, articles, books … you will stay informed of everything that happens around you, you will acquire new knowledge and you will keep your mind agile, healthy and active.

Other activities such as hobbies keep your mind energized and active . Sudoku, word search, mazes, finding differences, crossword puzzles … are activities which help to work on language, attention, memory, logic and even problem solving. At the same time, you can learn new concepts and new ways of solving situations that arise. Board games are also essential to activate the minds of adults.

The cognitive benefits are very varied and it also improves the quality of interpersonal relationships . Games such as dominoes, chess, Parcheesi, cards, bingo … are the favorites of older adults and provide benefits for both physical, social and emotional health.

Participate in sports activities

Physical exercise is essential, whatever your age. It is very important that you keep your muscles activated and empower them to achieve a good state of health and well-being and avoid the appearance of degenerative diseases.

Sport will help you stay active, in good physical and psychological condition . In addition, it will increase your self-esteem, you will release tension and you will even sleep much better. Remember that practicing various sports activities with more people will help you improve interpersonal relationships, you will meet people with the same interests and hobbies and you will create new bonds that will considerably improve your quality of life.

Ultimately, sport will improve adult cardiorespiratory and muscle functions, bone and functional health, and reduce the risk of illnesses such as depression and cognitive impairment.

Don’t forget to travel!

Who said that trips are for young people? Adulthood is the best time to travel , due to the great experience you already have in all aspects. With travel you will meet something new every day, you will meet many new people with whom you can build strong relationships and this will help you lead a better quality of life .

In addition, you will break with the routine , you will lead an always active life because you will be in continuous movement, you will gain mental agility and you will also improve your physical health, because you will be walking to discover the most beautiful corners of the world. The best antidote to monotony and routine is traveling. Learning is full of new dreams and opportunities! 

Elle Mcdonald

I am Elle Mcdonald Specializations in Psychology . Graduated in psychology from the University of Tennessee in 2000. Diploma of Advanced Studies in the Department of Personality, Evaluation and psychological treatments with excellent results.

First Level of Master in Clinical Psychology at the Center for Behavioral Therapists (recognized with a scientific-professional nature by the College of Psychologists)

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