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How can just sitting quietly help keep my mind sharp?

Sit quietly, choose a word that calms you and when your mind starts to wander, say the word silently. A form of meditation, this type of activity can reduce the stress hormone cortisol, which zaps memory. Meditation also helps mitigate focus-stealing feelings, such as depression and anxiety.

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