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Whether it’s sudoku or brain training games there are plenty of options claiming to sharpen our brains as we get older, but psychiatrist Ian Hickie, Executive Director of the University of Sydney’s Brain and Mind Research Institute, has a better idea – keep working.
“Work is your own personal cognitive training program because it keeps you challenged and engaged,” he says. “Through the whole of the lifespan if you compare people who are employed with those who are unemployed, their mental and physical health is better. Although problems with physical health can be the reason that health takes you out of the workplace – it’s also true that those who get back to work after an illness improve their health.”
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