Top 10 Tips to a Better Brain

Summer 2007 CSANews Issue 63  |  Posted date : Aug 07, 2007.Back to list

Scientists say that mental decline as we age appears to be largely due to altered connections among brain cells. The synapses, or the electrical currents connecting different areas of the brain, get weaker. Now studies have shown that this gradual deterioration can be reversed. Research has found that keeping the brain active seems to increase its vitality and may build its reserves of brain cells and connections. Even new brain cells can be generated.

Here are the 10 best bets to keep your mind sharp:
  1. Stay curious, involved, proactive.
  2. Read for enjoyment and for information.
  3. Write down your thoughts and feelings - or a complete memoir.
  4. Do crossword puzzles.
  5. Attend lectures, take courses, see plays.
  6. Listen to classical music.
  7. Increase your learning-and-memory neurotransmitter, acetylcholine, with natural health products like Remember-fX.
  8. Do memory exercises.
  9. Teach someone something.
  10. Do aerobic exercise like power walking.