Maintain Mental Might
The July ’07 issue of Bottom Line Health contained in interesting article by Eric R. Kandel, M.D., a Nobel Prize–winner currently with the Columbia University Center for Neurobiology and Behavior. According to Kandel, “There are factors that are important for long-term memory functioning, such as not being overweight and not being physically inactive, both of which reduce blood flow to the brain. It’s also important to see life as an adventure—to see oneself not in a static state, but in a process of continual growth and a state of expanding knowledge.” Maintaining a process of continual growth helps the brain keep challenged as you age. So, no matter how old you get, be open to learning new things.