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I don't know how many times I've heard this advice. But if, like me, when we are younger we donít pay much attention to it because we are feeling vibrant and invincible, right? Now that I'm looking at my 60th birthday 2.5 years from now let me tell you, I'd wished I had.

But whatís even more frightening aside from the physical decline are the mental changes that come with agingĖstarting with those wacky little episodes I like to refer to jokingly as ďsome timers.Ē Like yesterday, during the afternoon hours at work, trying to remember whether I'd printed out all the necessary documents for orders this week, leaving me stuck in mid-thought waiting to see if my memory found itís way back into my brain.

It struck me that forgetting that I had completed this routine process at least 5 days a week for over 8 years left me a little more than disconcerted than the usual problems of not remembering where I put my iPhone or forgetting why I had gotten up to go do that specific something in another room. So, when I got home, I did a little internet research on mental decline, and guess what advice I found...

It turns out that there are numerous resources indicating that brain cells and mental functions respond to mental exercise the same way that muscle cells respond to physical exercise: they grow stronger increasing their capabilities.

And the good news is that the kind of exercise your brain needs can actually prove to be not only somewhat amusing but productive and that virtually any kind of new learning can stimulate our brains to build its capabilities.

So what is it you do to keep your mind active?


Edited by: NOMORESTALLING at: 12/29/2018 (21:08)
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THE EMPOWERED LIFE. EXPECT IT . BELIEVE IT. RECEIVE IT.
The human will is the most incredible thing. It's what keeps us going when everyone else expects us to quit.

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