I’m always interested in how to keep your brain young and fresh. I think some of us get so conditioned to be relaxed and resting after a long day or a long week that we forget that as we get older, we aren’t going to be as sharp as we were when we are younger. Is it hopeless? I have always thought that the best thing for our brains and our bodies is to stay active. And when I say active, I mean our brain stays active. I guess there is always time to veg out in front of the television, but I certainly don’t want to make it a habit. That is why I love seeing posts like this from PickTheBrain that continue to champion the continued use of our brain. Here is just a little snippet:
There is a long standing belief that when the brain is young, it learns quickly and by the time we’re in our twenties, it becomes ‘set in it’s ways’. It was also believed that you cannot replace brain cells that are lost. Research has shown this is no longer true. Brain cells can and do regenerate in certain areas of your brain up until your last breath is taken. I know the brain is amazing, but how does it regenerate itself?
It’s simple really – our thoughts (which are non-physical) can and do impact the physical structure of our brains. Let me repeat that: Our thoughts impact and change the physical structure of our brains.
They should be shouting this from the highest mountain…