Keep Your Brain Alive: 83 Neurobic Exercises to Help Prevent Memory Loss and Increase Mental Fitness

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Workman Publishing, Mar 25, 2014 - Self-Help - 204 pages

A neurobiologist provides simple ways to exercise your brain, enhance your memory, and boost your cognitive health.
 
Over forty? Getting forgetful? Having trouble learning new things, or remembering that actress’s name without reaching for your smartphone? Chances are, your brain needs a workout, and neurobics—simple, unique brain exercises that can be done anywhere, anytime—are here to help.
 
In this little book, you’ll find eighty-three brain teasers and challenges that will keep your mind occupied, whether during work breaks or on your commute, at mealtimes or at the market. It’s a fun, effective way to keep your neuron pathways fit and functioning, now and as you age.
 
“Maintaining brain health involves physical and mental exercise, stress management, and a healthy diet. Doing the Neurobics in Keep Your Brain Alive is essential to fortifying these strategies and maintaining a healthy brain.” —Gary Small, MD, coauthor of The Alzheimer’s Prevention Program

 

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Contents

Foreword
Preface
The New Science of Brain Exercise
How the Brain Works
How Neurobics Works
Starting and Ending the
Commuting
At Work
12
At the Market
30
At Mealtimes
42
At Leisure
61
Endnotes
17
About the Authors
24
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Dr. Lawrence Katz was a professor of neurobiology and researcher at Duke University Medical Center. He lived in Durham, North Carolina.

Manning Rubin, a former creative director at J. Walter Thompson and senior creative supervisor at K2Digital, Inc., is now at work on several new books. He lives in Pawlet, Vermont.

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