Let your Brain Work
If youve nailed Tips 1 3 youre doing great but Tip 4 is where many people struggle including me. In a time with so much technology around us, its hard to turn off Angry Birds or the Kardashians and take 30 minutes to get lost in a book. When is the last time you did a crossword puzzle What about Scrabble? Using games where you have to use strategy to participate, are great ways to keep your brain sharp and active on the inside. We may need exercise to bring our brain some much needed blood flow but let it out of its proverbial cage and play sometimes.Studies show that lower levels of education led to higher risk of Alzheimers, which is possibly due to less mental stimulation. Thats not to say those with higher education levels cant develop Alzheimers as well, but research has shown those individuals developed the disease much later. If you cant possibly read a book or Zen out and prefer to be glued to the computer, do some research on a topic youve always wanted to learn about. If youre going to get butt sores from wasting away on the couch for six hours, make one of the shows you watch a documentary.