2. Add some weight to your workout
What’s good for the body is great for the brain. Adding a simple weight routine your workout will not only tone your muscles, but it will keep your thinking cap strong, too. Dr. Rockwood says no matter what your fitness level, adding resistance training to your workout twice a week can make a difference for long-term brain health. He recommends alternating arm and leg exercises—things like bicep curls with hand weights, and leg lifts (which can be done while seated) with ankle weights—for the most benefit.