- Aging & Longevity
How to Prevent Memory Loss and Alzheimer's with Just 5 Minutes a Day
Memory Loss and Alzheimer's
Are you afraid of losing your memory as you grow older? Then worry no more because you only need to do one thing to prevent that from happening. And it only takes 5 minutes a day!!! Really? Yes, really!
Read on if you want to prevent Alzheimers and memory loss.
Learning a New Skill
Prevent Memory Loss in Just 5 Minutes a Day
What can you do in just 5 minutes a day?
There are many things that you can do in just 5 minutes. The important thing is you have to do it everyday until it becomes second nature to you. Once you are able to do this, then you can say goodbye to memory loss or even to Alzheimer's!
Here is the simplest thing to do in just 5 minutes or even less - LEARN SOMETHING NEW!!!
Are you a singer? Then maybe it's time to learn a new song to add to your repertoire. Or you can learn a new way of singing. If you are a ballad singer, then why not learn rap? Or the other way around?
Have you dreamed of learning to play the guitar, or the piano? or the violin? Then why don't you start learning today? Today is the best day to start! If you keep on postponing it, then you will never find a day to start.
The important thing is to...learn something new! Why? Because look what happens when we are learning something new:
Our brain gets excited if it is learning something new! And the more excited our brain is, the better is the blood flow, and the better is its function. The better blood flow will even awaken some slowing down nerve cells! Don't you think that's a great bonus?
However, our learning should not end there if we want to make sure that we will remember what we learned. The next step is to then consolidate our new knowledge. And how do we do that?
Consolidate New Knowledge
To consolidate the new knowledge, we have to repeat and use what we learned and form a mental image of it.
For example, if we learned a new word like “dolente” which is a music directive that means “to perform slowly and with sorrow”, then we have to repeat the word aloud so we also hear it. Then, we use it in singing a song or imagine we are watching a musical wherein the star is singing a passage “dolente”. If we do this, we will never forget this new word ever again and every time we watch an opera or a musical we can identify that the star is doing a “dolente” when he/she sings slow and with sorrow.
Exercise Your Brain
If we learn something new every day, we are exercising our brain. Our brain needs as much exercise as our body, maybe even more.
Solving a new puzzle or memorizing a new poem or learning a new way of throwing a bowling ball are activities that excite our brain.
Maybe you can start writing your memoir? That will be fun!
An excited brain is a healthy brain - that means no Alzheimer's!
So go...learn your new word! Learn your new song! Solve that puzzle! Write your memoir! Cook a new recipe! Just excite your brain!
There is also another great exercise for your brain. It's called "Superbrain Yoga". Here is the link in YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSwhpF9iJSs
Try this poll
How often do you exercise your brain?
Websites with Brain Exercises
If you want to exercise your brain, below are some websites that offer various brain activities that can really improve and activate your brain.