Brain Power: Improve Your Mind as You Age

Brain Power: Improve Your Mind as You Age

Kelly Howell

Language: English

Pages: 248

ISBN: 1608680738

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Brain Power: Improve Your Mind as You Age

Kelly Howell

Language: English

Pages: 248

ISBN: 1608680738

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Virtually everyone fears mental deterioration as they age. But in the past thirty years neuroscientists have discovered that the brain is actually designed to improve throughout life. How can you encourage this improvement? Brain Power shares practical, state-of-the-evidence answers in this inspiring, fun-to-read plan for action. The authors have interviewed physicians, gerontologists, and neuroscientists; studied the habits of men and women who epitomize healthy aging; and applied what they describe in their own lives. The resulting guidance — along with the accompanying downloadable Brain Sync audio program — can help you activate unused brain areas, tone mental muscles, and enliven every faculty.

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fear of failure and embarrassment. At school, most of us had little choice regarding the subjects we were supposed to learn. In art class, you had to draw. In math class, you had to do long division. In gym class, you had to play dodgeball — whether you liked it or not. Most of us have experienced the embarrassment of being pushed to perform publicly in an area in which we are unskilled. As adults, we can usually avoid the discomfort and embarrassment associated with learning something

fear of failure and embarrassment. At school, most of us had little choice regarding the subjects we were supposed to learn. In art class, you had to draw. In math class, you had to do long division. In gym class, you had to play dodgeball — whether you liked it or not. Most of us have experienced the embarrassment of being pushed to perform publicly in an area in which we are unskilled. As adults, we can usually avoid the discomfort and embarrassment associated with learning something

fresh and wholesome — but it’s equally important to relax and enjoy the pleasure of dining without obsessing about every calorie. He who distinguishes the true savor of his food can never be a glutton; he who does not cannot be otherwise. — HENRY DAVID THOREAU As many have learned, “Dieting is not a piece of cake.” Maintaining a healthy weight and percentage of body fat is critical to your long-term well-being, but if you are anxious about every calorie you consume, the anxiety may do

Avoid caffeine after noon. Caffeine can stay in your system, and keep you awake, for eight to twelve hours. • Exercise, but avoid vigorous exercise before bedtime. Vigorous exercise will help you sleep better as long as you don’t do it within four hours of attempting to sleep. • Create rituals that help you relax. A relaxing prebedtime bath, a spray of lavender scent, reading from an inspiring text, writing in a gratitude journal — these are just a few suggestions for helping you ease into a

to rewiring any habitual pattern, He counsels that you begin by observing the process of your mind at work. Acknowledge when worrisome, pessimistic, or anxiety-driven thoughts arise, and label them as by-products stemming from maladaptive wiring in your brain. As you note the anxietyproducing thought pattern, you disconnect it from association with events in the external world and instead attribute it to the habitual circuitry in your brain, circuitry that you are now in the process of

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