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February 15, 2022

Exercise Your Brain with These Simple Activities

Exercise Your Brain with These Simple Activities | Veteran Car DonationsAs you grow older, you need to stay more active to maintain your physical and mental wellness. When you age, your body slows down. Your brain functions also suffer from some deterioration.

This is a natural part of life, but you can do your best to delay or even reverse the signs of aging. You can start doing this as early as now. Veteran Car Donations shares these six hobbies to sharpen your mind:

  1. Learn a new language.

Science has proven that learning a new language engages multiple areas in the brain as it takes in sound, gives it meaning, and responds to it. Bilingual people also have more gray matter in their language centers, which relate to a person’s ability to reason, plan, and retain memory. One study even showed that bilingual people developed dementia four years later than those who spoke only one language.

  1. Read.

Reading is an excellent way to stimulate your brain. Neural pathways grow when you absorb new information. Reading also exercises the parts of your mind that deal with problem-solving, understanding patterns, and interpretation. It also improves your memory, builds on prior learning, and activates your imagination.

  1. Learn to play an instrument.

Learning to play an instrument stimulates your memory, problem-solving skills, sequential processing, and pattern recognition abilities. Studies even show that children who undergo musical training are more able to process algorithms like linear math and problem-solving exercises. Playing musical instruments also delays dementia, protects against cognitive decline, and improves mental health among adults.

  1. Do puzzles and games.

If you are thinking of developing a new hobby, try doing puzzles and games that challenge your brain like crosswords, deductive thinking exercises, or strategic games. These activities engage your brain to take in more information and develop more connections. 

  1. Exercise.

Physical and mental health are not exclusive to one another. When you do physical exercise, it produces a protein in the bloodstream which travels to your brain. This protein improves your memory and focus. 

  1. Build on previous learning.

You can develop cumulative learning by building on things that you already know. You can add layers to your knowledge by learning more information.


Reach Out to the Needy Vets in Your Community 

People face more physical and mental challenges as they grow old. Among them are our former service members, particularly those who are homeless, disabled, unemployed, and suffering from illnesses, including mental health issues.

You can lend them a helping hand by simply donating any vehicle you no longer need to us here at Veteran Car Donations.

We’ll use your donation to improve the living conditions of the underprivileged veterans in your community. Our team will sell your vehicle through an auction, with the proceeds going straight to our veteran-focused charity partners, allowing them to continue rendering services to more needy veterans.

Your donated vehicle will help our charity partners in providing them with free quality health care, financial aid, housing assistance, employment opportunities, family support, educational scholarships, psychotherapy services, and many other benefits.

As our token of gratitude, we’ll be sending you the 100% tax-deductible sales receipt of your vehicle days after its sale. This will entitle you to claim the maximum tax deduction in the next tax season. You will also benefit from our free pickup and towing service.

Perhaps more valuable than these material rewards, you’ll get to experience the priceless joy and satisfaction of giving away something that will be used to help uplift the lives of our nation’s hurting heroes.

You can donate almost any type of vehicle whether in good condition or not. You can make such a donation anywhere in the country since we have vehicle donation programs in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia.

For more information about our program, you may browse through our FAQs page. Send us a message here if you have any concerns or inquiries, or give us a call at 877-594-5822. 


Show Our Heroes You Care for Them

Give Back to Our Dear Veterans Today | Veteran Car DonationsOur veterans risked their lives and made enormous sacrifices to protect us from harm and safeguard our freedoms. It’s only fitting to show them our gratitude and appreciation for their invaluable service to our nation. You can do that with your car donation. Call Veteran Car Donations at 877-594-5822 or fill out our secure online donation form now!

Veteran Car Donations operates in all 50 states.

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