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9 Easy Ways to Boost Brain Power

7. Start walking: Physical exercise and movement is vital to the functioning of the adult brain and its best functioning.Daily walking, even several times around the block, is something that almost anyone can do. If you have current challenges in walking, perhaps 30 minutes each day, then in-home exercises, as simple as standing on one leg for 12 to 20 seconds and shifting to the other leg, may be appropriate and effective. The exercise produces aerobic benefits to the brain as well as the lungs, heart and general physical condition.

8. Keep laughing: There’s something to be said for the old saying “Laughter is the best medicine.” The act of laughing has been proven to have health benefits. If you are isolated a lot, movies and books can provide entertainment. Both Netflix.com and blockbuster.com enable you to order movies online and they will be delivered directly to the home no need to run out to the video store.

Why You Should Laugh Even When You Don’t Want to

9. Get out of the house: At least once each week, go somewhere. It may to a restaurant or bistro for a meal, a visit to a fair, entertainment or special event in your region or, even something as simple as lunch. This continues to open the world to you, while ensuring that you are still part of it.

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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

ty

3:26PM PDT on Aug 28, 2012

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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

noted

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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