Want to keep the brain young with aging?
This was revealed in a medical study conducted in the United States.
The study, published in the journal American Geriatrics Society, found that internet use can help keep the brain healthy in middle-aged people.
According to research, normalizing internet use reduces the risk of being affected by dementia, a disease that causes mental decline.
The study looked at the lives of more than 18,000 people between the ages of 50 and 65 for eight years.
At the beginning of the study, all these people were protected from dementia and each person was asked whether they used the Internet for any purpose or not.
At the same time, it was also seen that how many hours of using the Internet daily is beneficial for mental health.
The results showed that internet use reduces the risk of dementia, but it is necessary to spend 2 hours or less in online activities throughout the day.
In comparison, internet use for 6 to 8 hours per day increases the risk of dementia, but the researchers stressed the need for more research to confirm this.
The study, conducted by New York University’s School of Public Health, did not clearly identify the link between internet use and mental health, but the researchers did give some possible reasons.
He said that online activities potentially help in keeping brain function stable, which reduces the risk of dementia and increased brain age.
It should be noted that with the increase in age, the ability of the brain to analyze naturally slows down and it may be difficult to remember things, but the healthy brain does not face such problems.
Exercise, adequate sleep, maintaining body weight at a healthy level, monitoring blood pressure and blood sugar levels, avoiding smoking and social interaction are considered important for preventing dementia.
Experts say that new activities on the Internet, such as making TikTok videos or others, provide potential protection from dementia.