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Who are more clever? Bush supporters or non-supporters?

TerritorialMale • • • Tuesday, August 01, 2006

This is stale news. Almost a year ago, MyBrainTrainer.com tested the mental acuity of people from the two opposing sections in the US political spectrum. According to MyBrainTrainer.com this test was a "completely non-partisan test designed to gauge mental speed, cognitive function, and immediate memory". The tests revealed that non-Bush supporters were "slightly more agile on the cerebral front". The founder Bruce C. Friedman is quick to point out that these tests are purely for fun and not designed to yield any scientific results.

non-Bush supporters were "slightly more agile on the cerebral front".

I bring this up as an interesting anecdote and it not my intent to ruffle someone's feathers. Interesting though it may sound, it is a fact that the brain need not age as your body ages. In most cases age-related losses in memory or motor skills simply result from inactivity and a lack of mental exercise and stimulation. Perhaps it is time for the pro-Bush coterie to renew their mental skills so that the next time such silly tests are conducted, they can beat the yellow out of their adversaries.Cognitive development is necessary in today's fast-paced world. Here are a few brain exercises you can do.
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  • Use the hand that you normally do not use to do simple everyday tasks like brushing your teeth, dialing the phone, operating the TV remote, etc. It stimulates the opposite side of the brain than that you generally use.
  • Learn new things. Examples include, a new language, tai chi, yoga, dancing, modeling, sculpture, etc. It helps develop agility and hand-brain coordination.
  • Traveling also stimulates the brain. Visit new places. It doesn't have to be far away, a different grocery store per se.
  • Try neurobics. Developed by Lawrence C. Katz, Ph.D., these exercises can activate underused nerve pathways and connections, helping you achieve a fit and flexible mind. Some simple neurobic exercises like combining the two senses are fun and easy. For example, try listening to music and smelling flowers at the same time.
  • Read, play scrabble and bingo. These simple mind games keep your brain tick that little extra.
So much for brain trainers. Some physical exercises improve mental capacity too.
It is possible to fend off Alzheimer's disease

  • Walk. It is good for your brain.
  • Wiggle your toes when you wake up in the morning. Apparently wiggling your toes activates nerves that stimulate your brain and internal organs and keeps you perky all day.
It is possible to fend off Alzheimer's disease and other related illnesses.

How old are you biologically?

There is a simple test at Grow Youthful to guage your biological age. (I suggest you to try the longer version. The short test does not work for some reason).

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