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You Must Remember This

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

As time goes by our short term memory slips up on us. Anyone listening to this song by a local band named Fulcrum Bridge called A Little Mixed Up with lyrics adapted from a LeBart Beck poem
is probably nodding their head. Anyone over 50 is nodding their head vigorously.

But I read this good article The Greatist that talks about How To Remember Everything
One item on the list tells me that getting in shape by exercising actually helps with memory by enlarging the hippocampus:

"Move it. As if there arenít enough reasons to put on those running shoes, hereís another one: Exercise can improve memory and learning ó even if itís just 30 minutes of daily walking. Scientists think exercise boosts the size of the hippocampus, the part of the brain that processes new information and plays a role in long-term memory storage."

Wow! So lace 'em up. Walk it!

And, ladies, you may continue with your crunches and other core workouts.

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