Blogs Articles Organizations Biography Jack's Book Contact Information Links

Navigation: SOS Sisson > Traumatic Injury Blog


Jack Sisson's TBI Blog

A hug is duct tape for the soul.

 
ndri.com/news

At the Franklin Institute Resources for Science Learning Online Web site, you can find some suggestions for brain exercises. For example, one exercise is to switch the hand you are using to control the computer mouse. According to the site, this exercise can strengthen neural connections and even create new ones. You can vary this exercise by switching to "the opposite hand to brush your teeth, dial the phone or operate the TV remote."

"Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation discovered that a muscle can be strengthened just by thinking about exercising it. The researchers said strength gains were due to improvements in the brain's ability to signal muscle."

Neurobics
"Neurobics™ is a unique system of brain exercises using your five physical senses and your emotional sense in unexpected ways that encourage you to shake up your everyday routines. They are designed to help your brain manufacture its own nutrients that strengthen, preserve, and grow brain cells.

Created by Lawrence C. Katz, Ph.D., a professor of neurobiology at Duke University Medical Center, neurobics can be done anywhere, anytime, in offbeat, fun and easy ways. Nevertheless, these exercises can activate underused nerve pathways and connections, helping you achieve a fit and flexible mind."
A few neurobic exercises:

Include one or more of your senses in an everyday task
-- "Get dressed with your eyes closed."

Combine two senses --
"Listen to music and smell flowers / Listen to the rain and tap your fingers"
ndri.com/news
Break routines -- Go to work on a new route / Eat with your opposite hand / Shop at new grocery store

Benefits from Bingo:
"A cognitive psychologist in England found that when elderly people regularly played bingo, it helped minimize their memory loss and bolster their hand-eye coordination. Bingo seemed to help players of all ages remain mentally sharp."

Visit the Franklin Institute site for more ideas on exercising your brain.

Next time we'll look at more about Neurobics.

Labels: , , ,


TBI Film Reviews
TBI Book Reviews
Traumatic Brain Injury Law Blog
Brain Blog
NeuroNotes
Brain Blogger
SoapBlox/Chicago: Protecting Our Troops
Head Injury Survival Journal
Losing the Physical Self

Tower of Hanoi: Instructions for this popular puzzle can be viewed simply by clicking the Instructions button on that page.

May 2005   June 2005   July 2005   August 2005   September 2005   October 2005   November 2005   August 2006   September 2006   October 2006   December 2006   January 2007   February 2007   March 2007   April 2007   May 2007   June 2007   July 2007   August 2007   September 2007   October 2007   November 2007   December 2007   January 2008   February 2008   March 2008   January 2009   March 2009   April 2009   December 2009   April 2010   May 2010   June 2010   July 2010   August 2010   September 2010   October 2010   November 2010   January 2011   February 2011   March 2011   April 2011   May 2011   June 2011   July 2011   August 2011   September 2011   October 2011   November 2011   December 2011   January 2012   February 2012   March 2012   April 2012   May 2012   June 2012   October 2012   November 2012   December 2012   January 2013   February 2013   March 2013   April 2013   May 2013   June 2013   October 2013  

only sossisson.com

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?

FindingBlog - Blog Directory