Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Your brain: how to keep it healthier and ... younger!

To keep your brain young and supple, you can purchase software like Merzenich`s, or you can do one of a million activities that challenge and excite you: play Ping-Pong, do jigsaw puzzles, learn a new language or the tango, build a kit airplane - "Anything that closely engages your focus and is strongly rewarding," says Merzenich, will kick your brain into learning mode.

Also important in your anti-aging lifestyle are relaxation and laughter. While challenging your brain is very important, remaining calm is equally so. Stress can disrupt brain activities like learning and memory and reduce your quality of life. Try relaxation activities like yoga and meditation and, no matter what you’re doing, make sure you can stay loose and have fun. Full story...

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