The health benefits of writing your life story

Engaging your brain to write your memoirs can leave a recorded history for your descendants as it helps improve your cognitive fitness.

Published: May, 2018

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As we grow older, there may be a tendency to feel less relevant to the people around us. We tend to withdraw as a result, and this isolation can lead to a greater risk of depression.

But here's an idea that will help you stay in the game as it helps your family better understand their own history. It's simple: write your life story.

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