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Exercises for Caregivers/
By Cheryl Ellis, Staff Writer
Brain foods and brain vitamins have naturally
led to brain stimulating exercises.
It’s considered “old news” that anagrams and
crossword puzzles help the brain work out.
A new frontier is emerging; our search for
healthier brains has led to development of software
programs and other technology to improve brain function.
time we learn something new, our brain grows new tissue. Some things as common as figuring out how to
program a DVD or use a new cell phone help keep the
brain in condition. Yet, just like an individual goes to the exercise
club, folks log on to programs to exert mental energy.
A POUND OF BRAINS, PLEASE
could order another helping of brain mass to replace
what we perceive is deteriorating daily, mental and
emotional stress would be less of a concern. Proper foods, rest and other factors help
maintain the approximately three pounds the human brain
“order up” more brains to replace the parts that
naturally die off by incorporating activities that
stimulate the brain. We keep the new parts functional and working by
continuing that stimulation.
PUT YOUR BRAIN ON A “SMART” DIET
stack of bills and the number of phone calls needing to
be returned all add up to brain “fat.” While the bills and phone calls have a priority,
you can’t accomplish them if your mental functions
aren’t up to it. Enter the “smart diet.”