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9 Easy Ways to Boost Brain Power

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3. Involve your kids: Ask them to work on and complete a puzzle or game with you every day, or every week. When such is accomplished, congratulate your child for being a great teammate. Again, social interaction boosts the benefit of doing fun puzzles.

4. Start a diary: Start a daily diary, and even buy a quality book or binder plus a special pen to start. Share in the diary what you have accomplished over the years. The diary could also include “things or projects I want to do,” so to define many positive events and projects for the future. When you start sharing about tomorrow, a lot of stress and depression can start to disappear.

5. Stop smoking: Of course, this will be a challenge. But there are no benefits, but only negative effects to the brain from smoking. Smoking also contributes to diseases, including COPD.

6. Invite visitors over: Loneliness is a real downer for some adults, particularly if they withdraw from social events or relationships. Invite visitors to spend time with you, whether on a one-time or weekly basis.

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6:21AM PDT on Aug 29, 2012

Attitude of gratitude - the most important calming and nourishing factor for life and brain!

3:26PM PDT on Aug 28, 2012


3:26PM PDT on Aug 28, 2012


9:39AM PDT on Aug 28, 2012

No mention of vitamin B12...crucial for brain function!

1:51AM PDT on Aug 28, 2012

I was suprised to see standing on one leg as a beneficial form of exercise. I do this regularly(everytime I use the microwave,and for the sake of it ) standing on 1 leg for a minute at a time. The reason for my doing this, is there is nothing better for improving one's balance-very necessary in preventing falls-something older people are probably more concerned about, such as myself. I have gotten so good, I can, instead, swing the free leg side to side in front of my body, and am able to do this with my eyes closed. This single activity Absolutely provides a whole body workout, especially the core muscles of the body(mid drift) which are so important for a healthy back and balance. I would recommend this to anyone wishing to improve one's balance. No sweat involved and definitely improved balance within a week. If you can't swing the free leg from side to side, simply stand on one leg alone for at least 15 seconds per leg. With or without shoes.

8:50PM PDT on Aug 30, 2011

thanks. great tips on boosting brain power ;)

12:24PM PDT on Aug 28, 2011

use it .....or lose it....

1:12AM PDT on Aug 27, 2011


7:56AM PDT on Aug 25, 2011

Thanks for the good info

10:16PM PDT on Aug 22, 2011

Remember gratitude, and getting rid of anger!

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