The traditional story about aging is that as we age, we slow down, become trapped in our habits, and forget to play. The good news is that we can avoid this, and we can all learn to use our brains to change our age. Who doesn’t want to live longer? And not only longer, but better?
I’ve talked before on the podcast about the study of nuns published by Time magazine—all of them were living youthfully despite being aged 90 and above—and the secrets to their longevity were their gratitude, faith and their dedication to lifelong learning. They were lifelong learners—just like you and me!
If you haven’t already checked out my previous episodes with Dr. Daniel Amen, check them out here!
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In today’s episode, I’ll remind you to schedule time to build your mental fitness, speak about the power of imagination to literally change the way you age, and the importance of retaining playfulness in your life as you grow older. I’ll take you through the 10 steps to healthy aging, and ask you to consider your progress on each step.
>Sleep allows your brain to consolidate short term memories to your long term memory. This works similarly to the way your body does—you build mental muscle, not during the workout, but when you rest.>Sleep allows your body to work to clean plaque out that can lead to dementia>Deep sleep will mean you enter the REM sleep phase. This is the phase where creativity comes from. Remember your brain is more active at night, it doesn’t shut off. Many creative leaders came up with life-changing thoughts during their dreams—this is a good reason for you to work on remembering your dreams!
To learn more about EMFs, check out this past Kwik Brain episode: 57: Protect Your Brain From EMFs with Dr. Joe Mercola