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17 February 2009

Keep your mind Madiba-sharp

At the ripe old age of 89, Madiba’s mind is still as sharp as ever. While he celebrates his birthday, we take a look at practical steps you can take to keep your mind fit.

At the ripe old age of 89, Madiba’s mind is still as sharp as ever. While he celebrates his birthday, we take a look at practical steps you can take to keep your mind fit.

Take action:
Do the following mental exercises regularly: play games that get your brain working, such as trivia games, Sudoku, chess or bridge; do crossword puzzles; read intellectually stimulating books (also try to read them upside down!); get creative and start a new hobby, or start writing poetry; try and write with your non-dominant hand for 30 minutes at a stretch.

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