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  1. Sue Bride
    September 30, 2016 @ 3:04 am

    I totally agree about the importance of exercising the brain and the concept of”use it or Lose It”. We now know that the brain is plastic, in that it’s development doesn’t stop when we reach adulthood. We can strengthen, and grow new, neural pathways. We can also weaken areas we don’t use enough. We are living longer and are more aware of keeping in shape physically, but quality of life is diminished if can’t function properly because of memory loss.

    The internet is an amazing resource for learning anything and most of it is completely free. I’ve been taking free courses on a wide range of subjects on Future learn. Some I had only a fleeting interest in but they developed my curiosity to want to learn more.

    I also use lumosity (there is a free version) to exercise my brain. It’s fun to use.

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    • Barrie Evans
      October 2, 2016 @ 10:25 pm

      Thanks for Lumosity Sue, will check it out. Everything I do is based on preparation and exercise, especially with singing and my music. That helps me a lot, but there are some other things I want to improve on too.

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  2. Beth Hewitt
    October 2, 2016 @ 3:34 pm

    Hi Barrie,

    Great post as always. Keeping the brain fit is so important. I try to do this in a number of ways like puzzle, reading, writing, Leigha’s maths homework lol. I actually like reading two book at a time sometimes on the same subject just to get my brain coming up with its own theories.

    Thanks for sharing,

    Beth 🙂

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  3. Kathryn Maclean
    October 2, 2016 @ 10:03 pm

    Hi Barrie,
    Well now I am thinking of ways to exercise my brain.
    I know that doing crosswords are good for people with early
    Alziemers but really not much else. Working on line and writing articles would be a form of brain exercise I would think.
    Will look up brain exercises. Thanks

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    • Barrie Evans
      October 2, 2016 @ 10:21 pm

      I have found that music has helped me more recently. It’s amazing how I remember more and more and seem to have a clearer focus too.

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  4. Riya Sharma
    October 3, 2016 @ 10:09 am

    Great article…
    yeah trUe thing,Brain exercise is really must
    It helped me a lot really
    Thanks for the post
    Keep up the good work.

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  5. Mandy Allen
    October 4, 2016 @ 12:39 pm

    Hi Barrie, I used to have the Brain Training for Nintendo. I haven’t used it for years now but it was always good fun. I do an awful lot of puzzles, and I do colouring!

    Enjoy the journey!

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  6. Marquita Herald
    October 6, 2016 @ 10:02 am

    Absolutely agree barrie! my most important role model in life is my late grandmother who lived to the amazing age of 105. to the end she had an amazing sense of humor, loved politics, keeping up with the news, a good debate, and roller derby. 🙂

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    • Barrie Evans
      October 6, 2016 @ 4:02 pm

      Thank you for your comment Marquita 😀

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  7. Deborah A. Ten Brink
    October 9, 2016 @ 5:55 am

    Hello Barrie.

    I, too, feel the importance of keeping your brain in tip-top shape is extremely important. I believe that our quality of life is very important.

    Our brains are very complex. What a waste if we let them just stagnate with boring day-to-day sameness. We need to mix it up!

    I, for one, need stimulation in order to be happy. Our thoughts are very powerful so we have to keep our brains in good condition. 🙂 Maximum efficiency should be important to each of us but I am so surprised by those that take drugs and use other stimulants without even considering what they are doing to their brain.

    Great post, Barrie!

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    • Barrie Evans
      October 14, 2016 @ 10:10 pm

      I need stimulation too Deborah to stay alert. I can’t be like some people who sit in front of the TV and “exist”. Music has got me back into that stimulation and it has helped so much with everything I do

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  8. Farkhana Iqbal
    October 11, 2016 @ 4:13 pm

    Thanks FOR SUCH A GREAT ARTICLE. WE SHOULD CONTINUE TO USE OUR BRAIN AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. The more you use your brain the more will your brain work better.

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  9. Matthew Sherriff
    October 12, 2016 @ 5:26 pm

    This is a great post and is very true. our brain is just like any other muscle in the body and it needs work to grow and stay strong.

    Thanks for the value here 🙂

    matt

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  10. Robin Khokhar
    October 12, 2016 @ 8:31 pm

    Hi Barrie,
    I do agree that our brains need rest and exercise too so that it keep on working perfectly. it was a great post and I enjoyed reading it.
    So, Thanks for sharing.

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  11. emi
    October 16, 2016 @ 4:35 pm

    Hi Barrie,
    So true our brain is lust like our body the more you exercise the more energy you gain

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  12. ikechi
    October 20, 2016 @ 1:55 pm

    Hi Barrie

    This is an awesome post and you are so right that there is so much benefit to execise the brain. It is believed that when one is old, the brain begins to be less functional but we have seen older people do make a difference with their genius brains. Age is just a number.

    Thanks so much for this post. Take Care

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  13. Lokman Hossen
    November 15, 2016 @ 12:57 pm

    exercise changes the brain to improve memory, thinking skills. There are plenty of good reasons to be physically active.

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  14. Ruth Bowers
    December 4, 2016 @ 7:44 pm

    Keeping the Brain healthy has always been important for me since dementia runs in our family. I’m always doing puzzles, reading, and learning new things because I’ve seen firsthand what memory loss does to someone.

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    • Barrie Evans
      January 27, 2017 @ 2:59 am

      I agree. It’s good to keep your brain active

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  15. Omkar Salunke
    December 9, 2016 @ 1:18 pm

    High-quality submit as constantly. The extra you utilize your brain the more will your brain work higher. We must continue use brain as viable. Our mind is just like any other muscle in the body and it desires work to develop and keep powerful.

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  16. Paula
    February 17, 2017 @ 7:02 pm

    Hi Barrie,
    RIGHT on target Friend. I like to play scrabble aND do puzzles myself. I love reading, but don’t always have that leisure lately. I did suduko for awhile and my sister had mensa suduko. That was a fun challenge and I didn’t cheat(too much…tic)

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  17. Sosan
    March 2, 2017 @ 8:40 am

    Hi Barrie
    This is an awesome post and you are so right that there is so much benefit to execise the brain. It is believed that when one is old, the brain begins to be less functional but we have seen older people do make a difference with their genius brains. Age is just a number.
    Thanks so much for this post. Take Care

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    April 2, 2017 @ 9:44 am

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  19. Patrick
    July 11, 2017 @ 11:15 pm

    Exercising your brain is also imperative to having a healthy body down the road a ways. You must keep your brain and body active to avoid such diseases as ALZHEIMERs and Dementia. Thanks for the post! It’s always great to have a reminder to take care of ourselves.

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    • Barrie Evans
      August 7, 2017 @ 5:42 pm

      Thanks Patrick

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  20. Anirban Roy
    September 1, 2017 @ 3:31 am

    Thanks for this great post. Some times i solve sudoku, or play 2048 to Exercise my brain During my free time. Nowadays i see these fidget spinners are very much popular, and people say it reduces stress, i Don’t how. Everyone has their own way doing this, and we all should do this atleast for 30min in a day

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  21. Rick Toney
    January 4, 2018 @ 11:59 pm

    i was listening to a storY on NPR yesterday in which they discussed how yoga creates physical changes to our brain. They can see the changes by comparing a MRI of the brain before and after a few weeks of exercise.
    So, I started to research this issue and came across this article. I enjoyed this article as it gave a different take on many conclusions I already knew. I walk 30 minutes every day to keep my brain fit and I can feel it when I miss a day. Thank!!!

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    May 8, 2018 @ 11:06 pm

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  23. Beyman Advertising
    May 9, 2018 @ 11:20 am

    do agree that our brains need rest and exercise too

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