Brain Teasers
Brain Teasers Trivia Mentalrobics Games Community
Personal Links
Your Favorite Articles
Browse Articles
All Topics

Creativity
Vocabulary
Memory
Stress
Search Articles

Advanced Search
Popular Articles
Letter to Yourself
Smoking
Caffeine
Clear Your Mind
Relax the Jaw
Transience
Caffeine II
Breathing
Brain Shrinking
Mind Dump
Add to Google Add to del.icio.us

More ways to get Braingle...

Mentalrobics™

You exercise your body to stay physically in shape, so why shouldn't you exercise your brain to stay mentally fit? With these daily exercises you will learn how to flex your mind, improve your creativity and boost your memory. As with any exercise, repetition is necessary for you to see improvement, so pick your favorite exercises from our daily suggestions and repeat them as desired. Try to do some mentalrobics every single day!

Several recent studies have shown that mental and physical exercise throughout one's lifetime may significantly reduce the effects of Alzheimer's.

Mental exercises such as crossword puzzles, brain teasers, chess, or card games help keep the mind working in top shape. This helps build what is called a "cognitive reserve." Formal education also helps build a person's cognitive reserve. In fact, each year of education reduces a person's chances of getting Alzheimer's by an average of 17%. Scientists believe this is because people with a large cognitive reserve are better able to adapt as neurons are killed by the disease. The more neural connections you have, the longer it takes for the disease to make a significant impact.

It's important to note that mental exercise cannot help significantly once Alzheimer's has already set in. A person must have a lifetime commitment to learning in order to build up his or her cognitive reserve. It is probably not possible to completely prevent the disease in genetically susceptible people, but it is possible to delay the onset so that it will not occur in the person's lifetime.

- Add To My Favorites


      
      



Related Content

Short Term Memory Test
Interactively test your short term memory.

Mentalrobics Public Forums
Chat about these articles and other mind related topics.

Sudoku Logic Puzzle
This puzzle requires logic and a good memory.

 



 

 

   






Users in Chat : dangerouspie101 

Online Now: 18 users and 537 guests

Copyright © 1999-2014 | Updates | FAQ | RSS | Widgets | Links | Green | Subscribe | Contact | Privacy | Conditions | Advertise

Custom Search





Sign In A Create a free account