Saturday, September 17, 2016

Challenge Myself: Day #90 Keeping Your Brain Physically Fit

Today is Day #90 of the Nar Anon Group Just For Today Challenge. I am also integrating the Live Happy into my Challenge. The Live Happy Challenge for today says we should do puzzle games to keep our brains sharp!

The book says,

Keep your brain fit as you age by stimulating it with memory exercises and problem-solving games.
Doing daily crossword or number puzzles means your brain gets a sustained cognitive workout every day.

Experts say that such mental aerobics can stave off neurodegenerative diseases, including
Alzheimer's. In one study, leisure activities associated with reduced risk of dementia also included reading or playing a musical instrument.

A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine noted that stimulating and challenging mental activities can build up cognitive reserve.

That means as the brain cells are lost due to aging, there will be new cells to replace them.

They also now have the adult coloring books that they say is very good for us. They help us to stay calm and also keep our brain sharp.

Just For Today: Today I am a powerful body, a powerful mind and a powerful soul.

Other Links:
Best apps for the brain
Brain Games: Staying Sharp

pic from: Fit Style
From the book: Live Happy

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