Friday, December 23, 2011

Brains and Economics

Have you ever thought about the impact your brain's rate of aging can make to your country's economics? According to a study by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (ILASA), cognitive function of older brains in a given country is a better indication of the impact of aging on that country's economy than age-distribution. Stands to reason. If the population of brains is "functionally" younger than the average for that chronological age, there will be less of a social and economic burden placed on that economy. This will impact families, communities, social services, and you name it. Looking at the big picture, this is just another reason to do everything you can to keep your brain functioning younger as you grow older. If you're not already spending TEN minutes a day reading aloud and THIRTY minutes a day doing brain aerobic exercises, start now. Use the free ones on my website as a start.

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