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Smarter Health: Boost Your Brainpower!

Posted by on Jul. 19, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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Fuzzy. An oft-used adjective referring to your hubby's non-shaven cheek, an Angora sweater or that famous bear with no hair of rhyming lore. But fuzzy can sometimes be used to described how your brain is feeling - especially after late-night feedings or the five a.m. wakeup call to bake cupcakes for the band fundraiser...or week after week of constant work/mommy/wife/life clutter in that mental space.

What's a mom to do? Boost that brainpower by doing any or all of the ideas below. You'll thank me later (and actually remember to do so!).

Sleep - A-number-one way to clear the cobwebs is to give the brain time to rest, to chill, to recharge. Rev that brain engine with sleep. I know, I know, easier said than done, but getting a consistent good night's sleep or taking catnaps through the day is vital for brain function.

Exercise - Study after study shows that when you exercise something happens in our bodies to get brain cells and neurons working again. Even 15 minutes a day of walking or jumping rope or doing some speed yoga moves can help.

Feed your tummy with brain food - Shovel those Omega-3s onto the plate, folks. Fish (think salmon, trout, tuna, halibut), soybeans, walnuts, flaxseed oil all have the essential fatty acid needed to catapult the cranium into a new level of function.

Feed you brain with fun - Do some puzzles, word games, Sudoku. Play Angry Birds or Words With Friends. Read a book. All of it will give your brain some energy juice.

How do you keep that mind sharp? Do you love puzzles? How about fish?

Š AarStudio

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by Gold Member on Jul. 19, 2012 at 12:18 AM

i do crosswords , ,,,and fish

by on Jul. 19, 2012 at 3:02 AM

I like most fish, Sudoku puzzles, playing Angry Birds, and very other games on my Ipod touch while I'm busy waiting for my kids or in doctor's office.

by on Jul. 19, 2012 at 6:27 AM

I love doing puzzles, Sudoku is my fav! 

by Nora on Jul. 19, 2012 at 8:27 AM
I walk at lunch it clears my head
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by Platinum Member on Jul. 19, 2012 at 9:01 AM

I love Fish.

I play tons of word games and do puzzles. DH refuses to play scrabble or boggle with me because I wipe the floor with him. I love to read, I would rather read than go out most days.

by Ruby Member on Jul. 19, 2012 at 9:33 AM

 don't eat fish, love puzzles though

by Amanda on Jul. 19, 2012 at 9:38 AM

I'm a bookworm and I also love Words with Friends. 

by kimmy on Jul. 19, 2012 at 10:21 AM
I do eat walnuts. I do read
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by Ruby Member on Jul. 19, 2012 at 11:01 AM
I need sleep! Don't get much sleep at all.

I do like fish, I steal DF's crossword
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by Ruby Member on Jul. 19, 2012 at 11:54 AM

 I love to do puzzle games.  I do not like fish much though.

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