These fun and easy exercises from the bestselling Keep Your Brain Alive fight the effects of mental aging and keep the mind fit to meet any challenge and now they are available on audio. Co-author Manning Rubin is your personal trainer providing lively narration to guide you through the exercises.
Drawing on cutting-edge neurological research, here is a regimen of mental cross-training neurobics that can be done anywhere, by anyone, at any time of day. The premise is simple: When you exercise the brain, you release natural growth factors called neurotrophins, which in turn enhance the brains level of fitness. And nothing so easily stimulates the brain as breaking routines and using the five senses in new and unexpected ways. So if you're right-handed, wake up tomorrow and brush your teeth with your left hand. Or close your eyes before you get into the car and then get the key into the ignition. Every time you open a new circuit in your brain, it's like doing a round of mental sit-ups without the pain.
Manning Rubin, a former Creative Director at J. Walter Thompson and Senior Creative Supervisor at K2Digital, Inc. is now at work on several new books. He lives in Pawlet, VT.