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Brain Exercises to Increase Memory Health

April 03, 2013
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Did you know that there are different exercises you can engage in to increase the health of your brain and the quality of your memory? It’s true. Since a healthy memory is such a vital part of a happy life, investing in bettering the memory should be high on a person’s list of priorities. You can increase the health of your memory by participating in a few simple, effective, enjoyable activities.

The aging process causes memory loss.

Although memory loss can be caused by a number of factors, such as health conditions, medications, etc., it usually occurs as a normal part of the aging process. You might not be able to prevent the aging process, but you do have it in your power to help yourself by exercising your brain.

What exercises keep the brain “in shape”?

Staying physically and mentally active is vital if you want to maintain a healthy memory throughout your life. Strive to make time for the physical activity you most enjoy. Make your memory and health a priority by buying yourself a gym membership and finding time to work out a couple times per week.

Here are a few examples of exercises that will help get your brain in shape (and keep it healthy):

– Swimming
– Biking
– Walking
– Engaging in social interaction
– Reading
– Writing
– Playing games
– Engaging in mentally stimulating activities
– Learning new things

Note: Social interaction is important to the health of the brain. Why? Because social interaction often helps keep depression at bay. Additionally, being around others helps to reduce stress levels.

Start exercising your brain today.

Did you know that you can begin exercising your brain right this very moment? Lumosity, an online brain exercise program, makes this possible. Lumosity was developed by neuroscientists and is reported to “keep the brain sharp.” Visit http://about.lumosity.com/overview to try Lumosity today and get a jumpstart on brain health.

How do you exercise your brain and keep your memory sharp? Leave a comment on this blog post to share with Disability Living and the entire disability community of Canada.

Sources:

http://www.mayoclinic.org/medical-edge-newspaper-2012/mar-02b.html

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