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You won't want to miss the April 22, 2012 special New York Times issue, "All in Our Minds".
All of my favorite subjects are covered:
- The Brain Benefits of Exercise
- The Brain Benefits of Learning
- How Exercise Might Make Us Happier
- The Ethics of Eating Meat
Can You Make Yourself Smarter?
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Can Exercise Make You Smarter?
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- How Exercise Can Lead to a Better Brain, by Gretchen Reynolds. Best way to build new brain cells? Exercise.
"You won't want to miss this Sunday NYT's article! [T]here is [an] easy-to-achieve, scientifically proven way to make yourself smarter.
Go for a walk or a swim. For more than a decade, neuroscientists and physiologists have been gathering evidence of the beneficial relationship between exercise and brainpower. But the newest findings make it clear that this isn’t just a relationship; it is the relationship.
[S]cientists in just the past few months have discovered that exercise appears to build a brain that resists physical shrinkage and enhance cognitive flexibility. Exercise, the latest neuroscience suggests, does more to bolster thinking than thinking does."
- Can You Make Yourself Smarter? by Dan Hurley. This is the "big story" in the Times. Haven't read it yet, but it looks like something I won't want to miss. Includes a chart that explains what YOUR IQ means (always interesting)--plus a free on-link link to "N-Back" (Learning) Games that just might help you increase your intelligence.
- Can Running Make Us Happier? by Ilena Silverman. Could running, by helping create new nerve cells, not only make our brains sharper but also make our moods happier? IMHO, yes!
- Is It Ethical to Eat Meat? by Ariel Kaminer. Vote for one of just six essays (click here) submitted by thousands of NYT's readers. These six were chosen as the "top dogs" by a panel of experts:
Mark Bittman, Jonathan Safran Foer, Andrew Light, Michael Pollan, & Peter Singer. The judges narrowed the pool down to just these six finalists. Vote below by midnight on April 24 on the essay you think makes the strongest case. You can only vote for one.
I'll leave you with one thought.
Just imagine what we do for our brains when we combine exericse, with challenging novel learning & a plant-based no-added-oil diet!
Think of it: improved blood flow, elimination of blood vessel inflammation, building new brain cells & connections, preventing brain shrinkage, while getting mega-doses of nitric oxide from greens, oats & exercise. Mayo Clinic researchers say increased nitric oxide is one of the keys to preventing dementia.
So....What do you think?
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