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21 May 2012

Mind aerobics

People with mental agility tend to have lower rates of Alzheimer's disease and age-related mental decline.

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American researchers coined the term ‘neurobics’ for tasks that activate the brain’s own biochemical pathways. During many of our day-to-day tasks, the brain is on autopilot. Neurobics stimulates the areas of the brain that are not used to work. People with mental agility tend to have lower rates of Alzheimer's disease and age-related mental decline.

Take action: Brush your teeth with your ‘other’ hand, take a new route to work or choose your clothes based on sense of touch rather than sight. 

 
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