Skip to comments.Study finds long-lasting results from brain exercises
Posted on 01/12/2014 11:39:51 PM PST by Innovative
A first-of-its kind study set to be released Monday finds that older adults who engaged in brain training drills retained measurable benefits up to 10 years later, suggesting that such interventions may help stave off impairments of aging that rob seniors of their independence.
The latest trial found that nearly three-quarters of those who participated in reasoning exercises and information-processing drills still displayed those abilities a decade later.
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>> Interesting good news
The more you use the brain, the better, just like any muscle in the body. The brain continues to specialize, build new connections, becoming more efficient, no matter how old you get. But, if you don’t use it, you lose it.
These days you're practically a genius if you can add 2+2 without using any electrons.
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This is perfect for all good citizens who frequent the Free Republic. They will be insuring their mental health by their participation in the exercise of liberty.
(and a little Starcraft if you have the time. ;-))
So, are you telling me that sitting in front of a TV for eight hours a day being fed banal pap isn’t good for me???? You sure about that?
Physical exercise is essential for good brain health. As muscles weaken and atrophy, our ability to interact with the physical world diminishes.
A healthy mind is dependent on a strong healthy mobile body.
i do sudoku, jigsaw puzzles, crossword puzzles, card games, computer stratagy games, build models, and exercise. and i will do long division just to stay in practice. next stop. older plane geometry and trig proofs. QED