Page 12 - What_keeps_you_sharp
P. 12

What things might protect our thinking skills?
We gave people a long list of things that might be good for thinking skills. Those were taken from the kinds of things that
have been explored in large research studies, or that people commonly believe might be good for thinking skills.
71%
PURPOSE IN LIFE
67%
HEALTHY EATING
66%
SLEEP
From that list, the top 5 things that people thought were best for thinking skills were:
• having a purpose in life (71% rated as very important)
• healthy eating (67% rated as very important)
• challenging the mind with games, puzzles, or other activities (67% rated as very important)
• sleep (66% rated as very important) • physical activity (65% very
important)
67%
CHALLENGING ACTIVITY
65%
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
12
What keeps you sharp? A national survey about what people in the UK think about their thinking skills


































































































   10   11   12   13   14