Recently, Best Colleges Online posted “10 Proven Brain Benefits.” One of the key messages in the post, says Dr. Majid Fotuhi, MD, Ph.D is, “the importance of practicing preventative measures against cognitive decline early in life.” Whether it’s a student focusing on remembering facts for an exam or a parent reading a child rhythmic patterns of nursery rhymes to teach them balance and symmetry, it’s providing the foundation for prolonged memory and brain health.
“It’s not just learning and memorization that strengthens the mind,” said Dr. Fotuhi. “Staying physically fit and eating a brain healthy diet rich in DHA are equally important. My wife and I regularly practice ballroom dancing to keep our minds sharp.” And, as social interaction is also a big part of keeping the brain active and preserving memory, get out there and make a date to meet a friend for a walk (several times a week) to enjoy the crisp fall air.
Click here to read the full list of 10 Proven Brain Benefits: http://www.bestcollegesonline.com/blog/2012/07/23/in-praise-of-memorization-10-proven-brain-benefits/