The value of exercise for physical well-being is undisputed, and we now know it also helps ward off cognitive decline. As well, social interaction is invaluable for keeping you mentally sharp. Now researchers in Japan report that combining the two – exercise and socializing – is an ideal way to lessen the likelihood of dementia. Some communities are even building adult playgrounds, thereby creating further opportunity for social connections while engaging in exercise. So pull off the headphones, share the free weights and Read This.