Mental Activities

Mental Activities

Exercise Your Mind

“The mind is just like a muscle. The more you exercise it, the stronger it gets and the more it can expand.”

– Idowu Koyenikan

We don’t often hear it referred to as such, but Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a mental disease as much as it is a physical one. Emerging evidence suggests that—just as there are things you can do physically and nutritionally to prevent AD—there are also highly effective things you can do that are purely mental. Here are our top recommendations for mental activities that can help you maintain your cognitive health, based on the latest scientific findings. Don’t worry: you don’t have to be a genius to implement any of these suggestions.

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Crossword Puzzles

You’ve no doubt heard that challenging your mind with mental games—like crossword puzzles—can help prevent the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Here we we take a closer look at an especially interesting finding made in laboratory mice that show how this works....

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Sleeping

What’s the sound of the brain detoxing?  Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz….. Let’s talk about the only exercise you can do without moving a muscle: sleeping. While not an active mental exercise like solving crossword puzzles, sleeping is extremely important for brain health. Getting...

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Meditation

What’s the sound of one hand preventing Alzheimer’s?  Ohmmmmmmmm…. What was once the exclusive purview of mystics perched on mountain tops is no more: meditation has gone mainstream. Accruing scientific evidence has demonstrated conclusively that meditation has...

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