Everydayhealth.com offers tips to maintain a healthy lifestyle which can mean a longer, higher-quality of life.

Here’s an idea that is health-focused but enjoyable:

Flex Your Mental Muscles

A study funded by the National Institute on Aging found people who most often participated in information-processing activities, such as listening to the radio, reading newspapers, playing puzzle games, and visiting museums were 47 percent less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease than those who participated least often in these same activities. Get your brain working by engaging in mental stimuli that you enjoy. Mind exercises can be anything from reading a good novel to playing cards to working through crossword or Sudoku puzzles.