YOU and Keeping YOUR Brain/Mind YOUNG as YOU age
This is from Donald Stuss, PhD., a neuropsychologist –“The best
advice I can give to keep your brain healthy and young is aerobic
exercise> “Putting on your sneakers and getting your heart rate
Here is Mark McDaniel, Ph.D., professor of psychology at
Washington University in St. Louis, adds, “I would suggest a
combined program of aerobics and weight training. Studies show
the best outcomes for those engaged in both types of exercise.”
The preeminent exercise and brain health researcher in humans
is Arthur Kramer at the University of Illinois at Urbana-
Champaign. In a dozen studies over the past few years, with
titles such as “aerobic fitness Reduces Brain Tissue Loss in
Aging Humans.” Kramer and his colleagues have proved two
critical findings: Fit people have sharper brains, and people who
are out of shape, but then get into shape, sharpen up their brains.
Working out makes yo smarter, and it does so at all stages of life.
In concert with a good workout routine, you should eat right to
avoid the diseases that modern flesh is heir to.
It used to be that as we aged we naturally thought our brains were
slowing down. “You brain is a learning machine,” says Michael
Merzenich, Ph.D., a neuroscientist at the University of California.
Given the right tools, we can train our brains to act like they did
when we were younger. All that is required is dedicated practice:
exercises for the mind.
Merzenich has developed a computer-based training regimen to
speed up how the brain processes information(positscience.com).
Nintendo has a handheld game called Brain Age: Train Your
Brain in Minutes a Day.
There are all kinds of games and challenges that you can do:
Learning new language
Much more to help you maintain the brain/mind while we age
Listed below is the list from Harvard for your brain as aging:
Improve blood pressure
Improve blood sugar
University of California:
Stimulate your brain
Pick up your pace
Learn another language
Don’t be so cynical
Brush and floss every day
It is all about YOU aging healthy