The last thing you and I need in the prime of our lives is to have our memory go south on us...and the good news is that new brain studies conclusively show that we can ramp up brain fitness and rejuvenate our memory...no matter what our age. And a good way to do this is with brain games.
Lumosity is not the only "brain-training" site we've reviewed, but it is one of the most scientific.
These games have been lab-tested and shown to improve memory, attention and processing speed.
The games, such as Bird Watching and Monster Garden, are surprisingly fun, and it's also interesting to track your progress to see how your brain improves.
Click below to take advantage of their
Another favorite brain game site of mine is Happy Neuron games. These entertaining games are fun and scientifically developed to challenge several areas of your brain and keep it improving.
The comprehensive program stimulates your attention, language, memory, visual-spatial and executive function skills. Happy Neuron also provides a Free Trial.
You can try out either or both of these games and pick the one that suites you best.
The price is so low that I figured that I can't afford not to take advantage of both of these scientific brain trainers.
My brain can use all the help it can get.
What Are Your Odds of Having a Healthy Heart?
Need healthy heart insurance?
It would nice if some enterprising insurance company would come up with a Healthy Heart Insurance policy. How about a 20 year Extended Heart Health Warranty, for the nominal premium of 30 bucks per month? Don't hold your breath. Insurance companies (and casinos) make their living by playing the odds...and the chances of the "average American" of avoiding a heart attack aren't so good.
More than 1.2 million persons have heart attacks each year, nearly half of these occurring in women. For 30% of these victims the first sign of a problem is sudden death. But you don't have to be one of these statistics.
Are you gambling your heart health away? Gambling or “gaming” as the casino owners like to call it, is an enjoyable pastime for many folks. I love the movie “Maverick.” Especially the riverboat “poker tournament” scene. When it comes to gambling for a healthy heart it makes good sense to have the odds on your side...that is if winning appeals to you.
A casino thrives by stacking the odds just a little in its favor. And so can you. Why do some people have heart attacks, stroke or cancer and others avoid these crippling diseases? Is it just the "luck of the draw" or can we lay the blame on our parents for transmitting bad genes?
Stanford researcher and author of WE LIVE TOO SHORT AND DIE TOO LONG, Walter Bortz, M.D. gives us some good advice on how to have a healthy heart. Bortz explains, "Several scientific studies prove that only 15% to 20% of heart disease risk can be attributed to our parents. It's not the cards you are dealt but how you play the hand."
Winning for me has always been more fun than losing...and I can vouch from experience that its better to be heart healthy than to have a heart attack.
Fifteen years ago a heart surgeon sawed open my chest and stitched bypasses to six of my favorite arteries. Six heart bypasses isn’t a record but it’s not bad for a "skinny" 59-year-old non-smoker with normal cholesterol and blood pressure, no family history of heart disease and no weight problem.
How to improve your
A number of studies have conclusively proven that if you are a non-smoker, exercise regularly, eat the right foods and essential oils and take a all natural vitamins you can reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke by up to 90%.
Now those are odds you can live with. “That sounds interesting,” you say, “but who wants to give up all the good things in life? I’ll just live it up now and die young.” It’s not so easy to die young these days. The wonderful medical technology keeps us alive for a long time, feeling really, really terrible.
If climbing a few stairs has you huffing and puffing or if your doctor has advised you to lose weight, then you are not feeling anywhere near as good as you could. You need to improve your odds.
Your road to a healthy heart.
Will it take some effort to keep heart attacks at bay? Of course it will. You have to change some habit patterns and spend some time educating yourself—that’s your ante. But the payoff will be a jackpot of good heart health, energy and vitality!
I'm Gene Millen. In 1990 a skilled heart surgeon sawed open my chest and stitched in bypasses to six of my favorite arteries.
That got my attention...and kindled a passion for helping others avoid a heart attack or stroke. I've provided health and wellness programs for hundreds of people during the 11 years that my wife and I owned and operated the Vital Life Center, an award winning health and wellness club for the over 50 crowd.
Currently, as Fitness/Wellness Director of a residential retirement community in the San Joaquin Valley of California, my responsibility is to provide the information, motivation and programming to keep our residents vital, active and mentally sharp.