Sunday, January 02, 2011

Mental Fitness

Whether it is by learning a new language, traveling to a new place, developing a passion for beekeeping or simply thinking about an old problem in a new way, all of us can find ways to stimulate our brains to grow, in the coming year and those to follow. Just as physical activity is essential to maintaining a healthy body, challenging one’s brain, keeping it active, engaged, flexible and playful, is not only fun. It is essential to cognitive fitness.

Don’t leave learning to the young. Older brains can grow, too. - NYTimes.com

Often New Year's resolutions are the subject of physical fitness (i.e. losing weight). Perhaps we should consider taking on mental fitness, as there is much to gain!

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