As fathers, it’s important for us to keep our minds sharp. Having to deal with questions from our kids such as—Why is the sky blue? What is the meaning of life? or Who would win a fight between the Incredible Hulk and Superman (I pick the Hulk, BTW)?—forces us to keep our brains functioning at high levels. Add in a few doses of 7th grade math homework and keeping up with social media and advances in technology, and you’re in for a serious mental workout.
While it’s important to improve our brain functions for the sake of our kids, it is equally important for our personal health and well-being. Age-related brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s can start forming as early as your 40s.
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If you want to boost your dad brain power, impress curious kids, and counteract health issues, here are a few things you can do right now.
TRAIN YOUR BRAIN
Just as you train your body to remain physically fit, you have to train your brain to keep in shape mentally. Read books and magazines, do challenging puzzles, solve math problems (middle school algebra is a good place to start), and work on your memory. Websites such as Lumosity offer personalized brain training programs. I like to challenge myself by building unusual LEGO creations with my son.
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