For December 24, Day 358: HOW DO YOU WANT TO ENHANCE YOUR MENTAL WELL- BEING AND HEALTH IN 2020?

Setting goals for keeping mental well-being and enhancing the mind and brain are today’s visioning exercise.

Public Broadcasting in my area of the US plays so many wonderful programs on maintaining mental acuities in senior years. There are lengthy broadcasts by at least 6 different doctors proclaiming their programs for enhancing mental activity into your 70’s, 80’s and 90’s and beyond. I’m sure there also podcasts available.

I am assuming that the young zombies I see walking looking down into their devices are learning something. Hopefully their minds are developing greatly. I remember Margaret Mead said that the teenagers in the 60’s who were watching television would be more educated and smarter than their parents. I’m not convinced that we have that same mental momentum with the device addicted.

On the internet AARP lists activities for keeping the brain sharp.  There are many options.

Here is a listing that starts with diet: 13 Ways to Keep Your Mind Sharp

bestlifeonline.com/tips-for-a-sharper-brain

Aug 17, 2019 · Fresh salads are the way to go when it comes to boosting your brain power. According to Gary Small, director of UCLA’s Longevity Center and author of The Alzheimer’s Prevention Program, the antioxidants in fruits and vegetables protect your brain from “wear and tear” and “the stress of aging.”

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All of my local educational centers and senior centers locally offer social groups getting together to play games that require mental activity such as bridge, canasta, pinochle, or mahjong. Because my life is busy with 38 piano students a week, I usually attempt one crossword puzzle, two Sudoku puzzles and other word games every day.

And certainly there are many choices including reading in new areas that can keep the mind active.

Happy mind expansion and fun brain activities at any age!

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