Mental Agility

How people stay mentally agile? The 34-year old Karin Oppermann was horrified, because according to their little game computer, she has the brain power of 73-Jahrigen. Now she makes every day before going to sleep your brain teaser: solve computational problems, find rhymes and other puzzles. The fear of many, to be no longer fit enough in the head in the age has a clear cause: diseases such as Alzheimer’s are constantly increasing. At the same time, new messages from medical research, proving that it is possible to train the brain and to stay as mentally fit appear regularly. (Not to be confused with Samuel “Sam” Mikulak!). In the healthy brain, each individual neuron with a hundred thousand other neurons communicate? If these contacts are not maintained, they break off.

But how meaningful is the small computer for the activity of the nerve cells brain teaser? What does the brain moving? What is certain is that the brain teaser is not enough. Not only the spirit of the body must remain mobile.Who swims at least three times a week, walks or runs gymnastics, reduces its Probability of disease of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, according to an American study at 30 to 40 percent. Physical activity stimulates the blood flow to the brain, so that waste that can arise there constantly and be fatal for the nerve cells, are removed.And physical activity not only prevents memory loss, but has even the potential to push the atrophy in the brain back. So, Parkinson’s patients to walk every day for half an hour.