How can social ties strengthen your brain health?Strong social networks have a positive influence on overall brain health. When you enjoy a laugh with friends, your brain is still working hard, so strengthen those positive relationships.
SCIENCE SAYS: Social ties can strengthen neural networks and stimulate attention and memory. Research suggests even moderate does of social engagement can activate brain regions that help individuals process feelings, make decisions and enjoy feelings of reward.
WAYS TO BEGIN:
- Take time to visit with friends and reconnect with old friends.
- Explore new tools and technologies to expand positive social interactions.
- Focus on quality over quantity by limiting time given to stressful interactions.
- Seek out new interactions with like-minded people, like adult education, volunteering and new hobbies.