Smiling is the best brain exercise. It contracts 15 facial
muscles at once, and moves over 230 of the 650 muscles in the entire
body! If you keep smiling, even without a reason, your mood will be
lighter and the world will look brighter.
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Happy October! With Halloween approaching, it's a
great reminder to make sure there's a little fun in our
lives as we harvest what we've sown this year. So we're sending
you some health tips that will also add a little tickle and
spice to your life.
Have a Happy, Healthy
There are many ideas out there for how to make
Halloween, associated with lots of candy and treats, a bit healthier
while still keeping it fun. Here we've pooled some of these for you
so you can make healthier choices on the big day.
Even relatively healthy snacks can be packaged individually in orange
and black to make them fun:
cheese and crackers
(or kettle corn)
boxes of raisins
bags of pretzels
If you like to bake, this recipe for Yogurt
Pumpkin Pie provides a more decadent treat with definite fall
1/2 cups plain, organic yogurt
cups pumpkin, steamed and drained through cheesecloth
cup agave nectar
tsp double vanilla
whole-grain pie crust
of Celtic salt
Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees. Place all the ingredients in an
electric blender and mix well. Pour filling into the pie crust. Bake
at 425 degrees for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake
for about one hour or until a knife comes out clean when inserted
Treat Your Brain
What do you think of when you hear the term
"brain fitness"? Sudoku? Crossword puzzles? Memory games?
Nintendo's "Brain Training" game?
Those games are useful brain fitness tools, but more generally brain
fitness "is the capacity of a person to meet the various
cognitive demands of life." More specifically, this capacity
"is evident in an ability to assimilate information, comprehend
relationships, and develop reasonable conclusions and plans. Brain
fitness can be developed by formal education, being actively mentally
engaged in life, continuing to learn, and [doing] exercises designed
to challenge cognitive skills." (Wikipedia).
Brain fitness also increases by increasing physical
fitness. Several studies show that aerobic exercise has the most
affect, possibly by increasing the amount of oxygen being delivered
to the brain. It's thought to improve brain function and at
least guard against the loss of brain matter.
- In the air, draw a circle
with your left hand and a triangle with your right, drawing the
shapes continuously with both hands at the same time.
switch hands--draw a triangle with your left hand a draw a
reverse circle with your right.
hands and repeat the above. When you become proficient at
drawing a circle and triangle, try drawing a square and
If you'd like to get a feel for your own brain
fitness, you can try this fun, informal test on brainworld.com. It will challenge your brain's
focus, speed, memory, simple math skills, and flexibility.
Just as we take care of our body, we can take care of our brain and
keep it healthy, flexible, and active for the rest of our