Keep Your Brain Alive: 83 Neurobic Exercises to Help Prevent Memory Loss and Increase Mental Fitness

Keep Your Brain Alive: 83 Neurobic Exercises to Help Prevent Memory Loss and Increase Mental Fitness

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Keep Your Brain Alive: 83 Neurobic Exercises to Help Prevent Memory Loss and Increase Mental Fitness by Lawrence Katz, Manning Rubin

Over 40? Getting forgetful? Having trouble learning new things, or remembering that actress’s name without reaching for your smartphone? Neurobics are simple, unique brain exercises that can be done anywhere, anytime. Now, the Neurobics bestseller How to Keep Your Brain Alive is repackaged in a trim, tote-able format that makes it an ideal gift.

Based on leading neurobiological research, Keep Your Brain Alive introduces a regimen of mental cross-training—a series of deceptively simple exercises that help stimulate the production of natural growth factors called neurotrophins, which in turn grow brain cells and keep the brain younger and stronger. 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 in the car and insert 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761168935
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date: 03/25/2014
Pages: 204
Sales rank: 81,276
Product dimensions: 4.00(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Dr. Lawrence Katz was a professor of neurobiology and researcher at Duke University Medical Center. He lived in Durham, North Carolina.

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.

Gary Small, M.D., is director of the UCLA Longevity Center. Named one of the world’s leading innovators in science and technology by Scientific American, he appears frequently on Today, Good Morning America, PBS, and CNN. He is also author of the bestselling The Memory Bible.

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Keep Your Brain Alive: Neurobic Exercises to Help Prevent Memory Loss and Increase Mental Fitness 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Keep Your Brain Alive is very easy to read.The neurobic exercises are fun.I thought they would interfere with my usually hectic day but far from it.The science is also easy to understand and very logical. It's encouraging to think I can actually do something to help keep my mind fit as I move along in years. I believe this book is important. That's why I'm taking the time to comment on it.It is something we boomers can do,pardon the pun,without thinking about it
Guest More than 1 year ago
in my modest opinion, social interaction has been the best brain enhancer for me.. whether it is just sharing what this little book is about with your friend, boyfriend/girlfriend, spouse, child, sibling, parent-another human being-- or doing the the exercises with the other- is fun, loving, different- and does not fun, funny and loving make you happy? and happiness is a result of endorphins and endorphins are generated by the brain and generate well being? so easy to understand it is motivating..
Guest More than 1 year ago
Keep Your Brain Alive with neurobic exercises reminded me of that which I learned through physical exercising years ago; if its fun, its easy to stick with and it works. Without the day to day stimuli I encountered as a younger person, I enjoy and notice the acuity difference I derive from these simple and productive tasks. And, it comforts me to know that I have some control over my aging mind. I've told my friends, its a book for boomers for sure.
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MyFunnyDadHarryAuthor More than 1 year ago
This is a quick-read but very interesting and practical. The gist of the book is to improve memory, you need to keep your brain active and use all of your senses. ¿Routines can be brain deadening.¿ Basically, learn to enjoy new experiences, change things around, interact with people and change up routines. The most startling thing I learned from reading this book is: "Research has shown that watching television literally numbs the mind: The brain is less active during TV-viewing than during sleep!" (p. 117)
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Samson1 More than 1 year ago
This book was bought as a gift for my husband at Christmas. He isn't usually much on puzzles, quizzes, suduko, etc. He has found that this book of "brain tests/teasers" is quite interesting. Great for keeping the mind active and in tune.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After a brief scan of the beek I knew it was not at all what I had hoped for and returned it. Recommend that you take a peak before you purchase.
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Eve_T More than 1 year ago
I ran across this little book in the process of studying some related material and I can't get over how user-friendly it is, as well as containing a wealth of information and concrete suggestions for stimulating your brain and nervous system. The "neurobic exercises" are fun and very easy to integrate into any lifestyle. I would highly recommend this book to anyone wanting to improve their memory and mental focus, and reduce their risk of developing age-related mental deficits. In fact, I plan to give copies of it to several of my loved ones.
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tiger54 More than 1 year ago
it was an enjoyable read.