People who have fibromyalgia usually experience a “fibro fog” which affects their capacity to think effectively. Individuals who suffer from fibromyalgia may consider physical activity to boost both mental and physical health.

Physical and Cognitive Exercise to Keep Your Brain Sharp“Many of the things you do to improve your overall physical health can also help improve your brain health.

While it’s commonly thought that crossword puzzles keep your brain fit, physical exercise actually provides the brain boost you need. Exercising 20 minutes a day has been found to improve your brain’s processing speed and memory.

Other healthy habits such as eating a diet low in saturated fats and high in antioxidants, and getting consistent, regular sleep are also important for brain health.

Working your brain through cognitive exercises that involve improving focus and processing speed also improves mental acuity — the ability to focus, concentrate and retain information.

Mayo Clinic and the University of Southern California did a study of almost 1,000 older adults and found those who engaged in moderate exercise and computer exercises decreased the risk factors for developing Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), the precursor to dementia. Significant improvements were also noted in processing speed, memory, and more importantly, participants reported positive changes in their daily life.”

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