Friends and family are everything…especially during this time of year.

And they help provide a benefit for you that might come as a shock:

They help your mind stay sharp!

Let me explain…

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You see, there’s new research out of Northwestern University that set out to examine “Super Agers” — people over the age of 80 whose memories were as good or better than people 30 years younger. (1)

And what the doctors found was simply stunning.

They took a look at this special group of individuals and compared them with a selection of ‘cognitively normal adults.’

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The “Super Agers” tested better than their counterparts when it came to holding “satisfying, warm, trusting” relationships.

On top of that, the “Super Agers” were found to have a larger left anterior cingulate — which is crucial when it comes to attention and memory.

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This study confirms what I’ve felt all along — an active social life coupled with strong relationships could actually boost the health of your brain.

One more plus: the “Super Agers” were also found to have brains with thicker cortices than others in their age group.

This is important for one simple reason: people with thicker brains are smarter! (2)

So, the next time you decide to have a night in, playing your favorite card game with friends…

Or you decide to linger at the restaurant for a little while longer after your meal has ended to keep chatting…

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Understand you’re actually supporting a better, more optimized brain.

If you’ve got a special thing you love to do with family or a game you enjoy playing with your friends…

Just drop us a line and tell us all about it.

I’d love for this blog (as well as Thrive Naturals’ Super Brain Renew) to also be a way you keep your mind sharp — especially if your tips can help your fellow subscribers stay healthy too!

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SOURCES:

(1) “An Active Social Life ‘Could Help Boost Brain Health’, Study Claims”. 2018. Starts At 60. Accessed October 2 2018. https://startsat60.com/health/big-issues/mental-health/an-active-social-life-could-help-boost-brain-health-study-claims.

(2) Science, Live. 2009. “Thick-Brained People Are Smarter”. Live Science. Accessed October 3 2018. https://www.livescience.com/5364-thick-brained-people-smarter.html.