Recent studies have found that you can create new neural pathways for the rest of your life!
We used to think our brain plasticity was stagnant and fixed, up until researchers like Dr. Norman Doige, a psychiatrist from the University of Toronto, helped to reveal that this isn’t the case.
“It’s the nouns that go first,” a good friend quipped when she couldn’t remember a favorite author’s name. How true. Every year, it seems to take me longer to learn names and phone numbers, and lately, I need an extra hour to pull some words out of my memory – if they ever come.
Do you eat a banana every day? Perhaps you have chosen to do so because this potassium-rich fruit is reported to strengthen your bones and prevent osteoporosis. Or perhaps you have heard that a banana will suppress your appetite or control your blood sugar.
Have you heard that brushing your teeth with your opposite hand is good for your brain? Have you actually done it? And how did your brain feel? Did your memory improve?
Since starting Sixty and Me, almost 5 years ago, I have noticed something interesting; the positive thinkers among us are, on average, happier, more active, stronger, more social and more engaged with the world.
You might have seen the recent headlines about canola oil not being good for your memory and weight.
Our brain is a powerful tool that we should pay attention to, especially as we get older. Join us in conversation with Dr. Leslie Kernisan who shares her check list of important brain health practices we should all know about. Enjoy the show!