Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Read, Read, Read

B You can “read” using your eyes, fingers, or ears. Dr. Amir Soas of Case Western Reserve University Medical School in Cleveland has studied the types of activities that stimulate and challenge the brain. For example, he has concluded that when you watch TV, your “brain goes into neutral.” That’s unhelpful for healthy aging. Thus he recommends that everyone “cut back on TV.” Instead, “read, read, read.” He also says do crossword puzzles, play chess or games such as scrabble, study a foreign language, and get a new hobby that stimulates and challenges your brain. So knowing this information, you might want to take a look at your habits and at the types of stimulating and challenging mental activities you have included in your daily activities. How much do you read?

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