A weekend get-up…
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I don’t know about you, but lately I’ve been having difficulty concentrating on as well as remembering things. Multi-tasking used to be effortless, but now it’s a daily struggle. Do you go into a room and totally forget why you’re there? Do you have sticky notes all over your home or office? I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve misplaced my glasses. Is this part of aging, or should I be worried? I just hope it’s not an early sign of Alzheimer’s disease.
I’ve read that most age-related losses in memory or motor skills are simply a result of inactivity and a lack of mental exercise and stimulation. Hopefully, I fall into this category. For those of you having similar issues ~ here are a few recommended exercises to recharge your brain.
1. Use your opposite hand to perform tasks such as brushing your teeth, using a mouse, dialing the phone, operate the remote, etc…
2. Challenge your brain to learn new and novel tasks such as yoga, dancing, chess….especially the things you’ve never done before.
3. Travel is another way to stimulate your brain. I like this one!
4. Read, read, read! Play scrabble, crossword puzzles, bingo. Learn a new language and watch less TV.
5. Exercise! Walking is especially good for your brain, because it increases blood circulation and oxygen to your brain. Maybe this is why walking can clear your head and help you think better.
Now, let’s see how I can incorporate these exercises into my daily routine so I can remember where I placed my favorite black linen pants!
( Information via The Franklin Institute)
Thank you so much for reading and until next time…take care!
“When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it had happened or not; but my faculties are decaying now and soon I shall be so I cannot remember any but the things that never happened. It is sad to go to pieces like this but we all have to do it.”
― Mark Twain