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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.

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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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