Use It Or Lose It For One Of Your MAIN Body Parts

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty 0575737

BrainIf you hang around Active Adult Retirement communities either living there or visiting it is funny what you hear standing in line for the free Tuesday night Margaritas. I have relatives in this category and have been in this situation before. In addition to everyone comparing which pills are the most effective for treating arthritis there is a lot of discussion and complaining about various aches and pains. It seems though we should take note of the concept of

Use It Or Lose It For One Of Your MAIN Body Parts

Yes there is the joke about the vision or the hearing declining or sexually speaking, THAT is one of the FIRST things to go. But many recent news accounts on the web, newspaper and TV talk about the BRAIN remaining highly functional and alert. Turns out just doing all those crossword puzzles despite a highly intelligent young woman I know who does them in pen, only makes you a better crossword puzzle solver. Well maybe, who knows? But the anecdotal evidence suggests even NOT RETIRING, but staying active. Occupations like the ministry, work in volunteering, building things, EVEN real estate work and writing, engage the brain and keep you sharp. This doesn't mean we all need to be WalMart greeters into our 90's but embracing new things like computers and even Social Networking. It seems to be task learning and social combined that keep us sharp.

Exercise that brain and stay sharp. Use it or lose it!!

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Joan Whitebook
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Keeping the brain stimulated is definitely important... I play those brain games all the time.. They are fun and it makes me more alert and agile... It also increases my creativity.  My dad (no deceased) was taking french lessons into his mid 80's ...

October 14, 2010 12:39 AM
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Cindy Marchant
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Gosh darn it; I just started doing crosswords about two months ago to keep my memory loss from getting any worse and now you tell me it won't help!  Argh!  ....what did you say your name was again...  lol

Cindy in Indy

October 14, 2010 07:52 AM
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Mary Douglas
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Hi Gary, I did not know it was your birthday - Facebook did not tell me either!!  I'm bummed that I missed it!  Happy Belated Birthday Gary, and it's true - we need to use it or lose it!

October 14, 2010 03:09 PM
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Gary Woltal
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Joan: I love that your Dad was doing French lessons. So cool.

Cindy: Funny with the crosswords. They still make you think, even though the new and challenging maybe are better. Try the New York Times one. LOL

Mary: I had the Facebook setting to the public on my birthday in error turned off till late. Sorry. But thanks for the late wishes.

October 14, 2010 03:15 PM
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Chris Ann Cleland
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I have a friend that used to volunteer at a home for Alzheimer's patients.  She used to tell me that playing trivia and going "way" back in your brain to remember something was a good exercise to stay sharp. 

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