Learn something new every day

Use it or lose it is just as true about your brain as it is about your muscles. So if you can actively learn something new each and every day you keep your brain younger. The point above is actively. We do learn all the time but we don’t know that we are learning. When […]

Every day above the ground is a great day

I get a lot of my ideas for these posts while walking. I typically go for two or three short walks each day or one longer one. In my walks I have got to know a few of my neighbors.  Rubin is a wonderful healthy seventy five year old with a great smile. Today I […]

Walk your camera

I have written many posts about walking and how with swimming it is one of the best exercises for health. It is low impact, moves all muscle groups, and since it is cross-lateral and increases oxygen in the blood is great for the brain. In one of my previous posts I added how walking outside […]

Brain exercise

The other day I found a brain exercise program in a discount store and bought it and started using it on my computer. It test’s one on five different brain skill areas: Verbal Numerical Spatial Memory Logic Unfortunately the verbal is very simplistic with spelling, anagrams, and word search and given that I’m dyslexic I […]

Oxygenate your brain

Yesterday I wrote about how sugars are addictive because the brain can only burn glucose (the simplest sugar) aerobically (using oxygen). It cannot burn fats, or glucose anaerobically (without the presence of oxygen). This means that you need the right amount of glucose in your blood. Too much you become hyper and too little you […]

Use it or lose it – your brain on exercise

In the seminal book Aging With Grace: What the Nun Study Teaches Us About Leading Longer, Healthier, and More Meaningful Lives the researchers demonstrated that the brain is like other organs. It’s a case of use it or lose it. In order to keep your brain young as you age you need to exercise your […]

How to discover if you have arthritis risk factors?

Arthritis is a disease where the joints are inflamed. It is common in most people of the world. Arthritis is as painful as prevalent and is incurable presently. However, there things you can do to reduce the pain and I’ll write about those later. You can be at risk for getting arthritis and you may […]

Drink tea for health

Tea is fast becoming one of the most popular drinks in the world. Tea tastes excellent, and it is a very versatile drink, but most importantly it is also extremely healthy for you as well. Many of the “green aging areas” of the world where people are long lived are known for the amount of […]

Use your brain or lose it

The brain is your most sensitive and useful organ. Never the less it is an organ and the same that holds for your muscles is true of your brain. The science of aging experts (geriatrics) have long known that people who keep their brains active to old age fare much better at cognitive skills than […]