It was once thought that gradual and persistent mental and physical decline was the inevitable side effect of growing older. And, we were all taught that exercise could help to slow up the physical decline of our bodies, but our brain was beyond help. It was a lost cause. We now know that this is not the case at all.
In this episode I talk about:
- The usual effects of aging on the brain
- The concept of Neuroplasticity and its implications for maintaining brain health
- The major factors that affect brain health including water, nutrition, vitamins & supplements, sugar, salt, alcohol, coffee, prescription & non-prescription drugs, physical exercise and mental exercise.
The Mental Exercise Riddle
3 men go into a hotel for a room for the night. They go to the front desk where the clerk tells them that it will be $30 for one night. So each of the men paid $10 to the clerk and took their bags up to the room. After the 3 men left, the clerk realized that he forgot to give them a discount, which equaled $5 so he gave the bellboy 5 one dollar bills and told him to go upstairs and divide it among the 3 men in the room.
Well, the bellboy knew that there were only 3 men in the room and he was also not very honest so he stuffed $2 into his pocket and proceeded to go to the room and handed each man a $1 bill, making the total spent by each man, $9 instead of $10. So now 3 men x $9 each for the room equals $27 plus the $2 that the bellboy put in his pocket equals $29. What happened to the other dollar?
I will post the answer to this riddle in the show notes to Podcast #41.
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