2009-01-02 / News

1- 2- 3 of brain power

Contributed by University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics

Think of it as a recipe for brain boosting: Researchers are beginning to believe in a three- pronged strategy for keeping a mental edge and retaining memory.

1. Be Physically Active.

Regular activity, not necessarily planned exercise, seems to relate to brain fitness

2. Challenge Your Brain. Calculate. Do word- search games and crossword puzzles. Go to lectures, concerts and museums. 3. Stay Socially Active. LaRue says it appears that people who are active in broad social networks may hold up better cognitively than those who are less socially active.

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