More Sex and Mind Games Make You Smarter. This information comes from several recent studies and papers including one from the University of Maryland. The findings were focused on middle aged folks. And before I get going though let’s be clear that doesn’t mean less sex makes you less smart.

What they said was that there are a few things that can produce new brain cell in the hippocampus where memories are made, Exercise, Prozac and Sex.

And not too surprising, the benefits to the brain from any of these activities were lost if the activities stopped. They credit the new neurons from these activities counter stress on the brain.

They also followed up with the fact that keeping these new neurons takes an active effort on your part like brain games or the like. Researchers purport if you do mental training, you’ll keep alive more of the cells you produced and therefore have the best of both worlds, making more cells and keeping more alive.