Erica Appelros gives us a fine tip for improving our chances of well-being in old age. It concerns that important organ, the brain.
Q. Imagine a younger person telling you they want to achieve a happy, healthy old age. Give your very best tip, in 30 words or fewer.
A. Never stop being playful and curious, learning new skills and venturing into new areas of expertise!
Q. Why did you choose to share that particular tip?
A. By trying out and learning new things our brain creates new neural networks and even grows new brain cells, which counteracts the ageing process. Besides, it is fun!
Q. Did you follow any advice that you were given about achieving a happy, healthy old age?
Q. How old are you?