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How do you keep your brain fit?

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    How do you keep your brain fit?

    Studies have shown that as we age, our brain cells, called neurons, tend to lose the tree-branch-like connections between them. These connections, or synapses, are essential to thought. Quite literally, over time, our brains lose their heft. it's why we tend to experience memory loss, distractibility, and other cognitive deficits....those "senior moments" as I like to call them! Brain function does tend to falter with age, leading people generally my age to experience a degree o forgetfulness, confusion and the inability to concentrate. But I also have read and studied a lot about strategies to "exercise" the brain and help keep those connections supple and high- functioning.



    So what do you do to exercise your brain?
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    NY Times crossword

    Woodshop creations

    …..and writing




    Oh, and shingles little parting gift of post herpetic neuralgia
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary O' View Post
    NY Times crossword

    Oh, and shingles little parting gift of post herpetic neuralgia
    I had to look that one up, Gary. Ouch!!! What I read says it can last three months or more...I don't know when you dealt with shingles..has it been longer than that?
    Everything is always OK in the end. If it's not, then it's not the end!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronni View Post
    I had to look that one up, Gary. Ouch!!! What I read says it can last three months or more...I don't know when you dealt with shingles..has it been longer than that?
    Since May 1

    yeah 'or more'

    It's now just a we bit irritating in its urchin like ever present fake but real feeling zots to my head

    but nothing like it was, or I'd be out of glenmorangie
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronni View Post
    So what do you do to exercise your brain?
    I like to play an hour, or so, of free online Poker on the Internet every day. Matching wits with a half dozen other people makes me think. I get plenty of phsical activity to keep the old body going, but exercising the brain is equally important.
    It's been Scientifically proven that those who have more Birthdays, Live Longer.

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    Reading, puzzles(newspapers & online) card games (online).
    I still get a daily newspaper, which I read most of; games like
    Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune on the TV, watching documentaries
    on TV.
    I think genetics play a big part in how we age and if we don't use
    it we lose it!

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    I play a lot of the word games on Pogo.com. I also play the Facebook based Hidden Object game called Criminal Case. You have to solve pizzles, find objects and play detective in each case to solve the crime and arrest the bad guy. I am addicted.
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    My Brain is mushed!!!!

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    Kudos to our local newspaper which has several word puzzles daily: word jumble, crypt o quip, crossword etc. Even Sudoku which I try once in a while. I read but instead of reading a lot of fiction I tend to read history, biographies etc. I take non credit classes. I also like writing. Most of all, being outside around nature really seems to "recharge" my old tired brain. I see something new everytime. Maybe a different weed or flower or tree then I go home and try to look it up on the internet.

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    Feed it properly and exercise it vigorously and often.

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