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Relevant to -- dog I'm Dr.
Manny as you age you run the risk of losing your memory.
But there are things you can do right now I -- -- to lower the chances of having a serious memory loss joining me to give us some brain boosting secrets.
Is clinical psychologist and author of total memory work out.
-- the Cynthia green.
Thank you for coming thanks for having me you know they coming I have to do work out to keep my wait on their I have to keep my -- fit now you want me to do work out from my brain knows that.
Well you know actually the stuff that you're doing for your heart is good for your brain as well but there's some other things he could do very quickly your desk.
When you visit just to break things up and give your brain a little bit of a work.
But what -- I know why it is important to to have -- you know physical bodies like walk around in my blood -- normal slightly -- and of ought to thank.
But how it is exercising my brain protect me from what.
While exercising your brain protects two things that protects your ability to function day today.
In terms of paying attention and thinking quickly thinking flexibly and remembering things like names things you have to do.
It also can lower your risk for dementia so that going forward.
When you finish with work and you're ready to go out and travel and take classes and pursue other things that you can save vital and staying gauge.
And lower your risk for having a series memory problem.
So at what age should I start worrying about -- -- you know -- My brain fitness people start to worry they start think about their forties and fifties right OK but we forget it and it changed from the spread that -- was -- worry about anything knowing all of them losing their memories that I can -- it's -- -- age and but if you think about it teenagers -- Right they just ahead but I mean I don't wanna I don't want to touch the teenage brain thing that I don't.
They were you -- we did drive mentioned that you can start working in you know -- desk you can you can do things like rearranging your desk at work.
How does that keep you mine in in check and keeps you sharp.
So what are the things that I encourage people to do when I speak with them.
Is to look for even little ways if they're very busy to change things up for their brain.
To keep their brain kind of intellectually challenged we -- -- to -- into a -- a routine of the way we do things so we don't kind of talent her brain to think differently.
Some of the research has suggested that being intellectually engaged can.
Lower risk for dementia over the long term so we need to do things like take classes.
Learn -- instruments but there's also little things that we can do.
The term has been used for this no rope -- right to small little challenges we can do.
Like taking five minister rearrange your desk or -- your watch upside down or for example doodling.
All right what what about one of the things you mentioned whose email.
And emails one of his it's very distracting for us right so you're sitting at your best you're answering the phone you're trying to get out of writing project -- And -- costly checking your email costly looking to see what's coming and take better control -- your time so look at your email.
When you want to look at it right on a more organized schedule as a way of focusing your attention more effectively on the things that you have to get that -- You're -- that don't you think that all this technology nowadays.
Is making us.
I don't think the technology is really at fault and I think people are very concerned about the respectability factor right is it dumbing us down as a -- our kids down.
The truth is technologies never gone backwards hats at.
So we had to deal with the technology that we have existing.
-- you that is replacing a lot of the things that makes us think you know.
Prisons in an email.
You kind of sit at a computer you write whatever message you -- write -- push a button often goes in the old days when I had to write you a letter.
We'll have to sit down and left composed of -- to take my spelling my own self right I would have to go by an envelope I'll have to biased spin.
Spend money licked the think gore walked down to the thing drop -- down and it's a complex activity that I would argue stimulates my brain.
But you don't.
We can not I can't go and yeah.
That was even look at examples of that from book production you know we still have to churn -- we just have to go out and kill our meat and if we -- to have something to eat so.
There's always progress it's -- matter how we challenged her brain.
How we keep the simulated in fact there's lots of things -- technology brings us in terms of opportunities you're rep.
Rain out you only do -- stimulating thing which is doodling.
Is that where there's some interesting studies on battling suggesting that fiddling -- actually boost our attention for information that we're learning at the time that we're doodling.
So for example we're having this conversation or fewer in in meeting the -- doodling you probably remember batter.
Because you're focusing your attention more effectively on information about why look at your eyes and you beautiful lines and -- just.
Doing this -- -- -- -- we might not do it might look as good on camera but if you're in a meeting say at the hospital on senator Graham was my little thing when I was getting them instructions you know me you know me a little bit.
You know what I would have been anyway -- is good the doctors this is good now physical activity is important right yes absolutely.
In -- we look at every six of the date on brain health and every -- -- -- the best thing we can do.
Bar none is work out the reading poetry is another one that you -- -- to do.
Again it's kind of intellectual engagement something that's different something that forces us to thanks so we may not -- mailing letters that -- for reading poetry and really thinking about.
Interpreting what -- reading we're gonna get a little bit of intellectual engagement that we might not otherwise now who.
-- you have a -- for remembering names what's the little trick.
This Iraq added -- added -- without teaching a simple one if you connect the name to something that you are ready now.
Right so let's say you meet someone named to Florence right so we -- would think of something that you know that.
Is Florence like the city Florence and Italy -- you can think of someone that you know -- -- do you know someone named Florence and -- only that Florence Henderson from the television show that's the only -- that front -- that I remembered but that's perfect CB connecting this nun named Florence.
To the -- Florence Henderson something you -- now a simple strategy that increases your attention for the information.
And gives it meaning this several strategies they teach like that I can boost our power for remembering things like names and this marriage help.
Or destroy memory.
Marriage different men and is very good for our mental hat there mental health but not so -- for women.
What it does there's studies that actually have shown that being married to someone who's smarter than you are.
Who can boost your intellectual ability and take that.
So -- what you have.
Do you feel they have very good that I love that I affiliates thank you so much -- the great thing to remember the book is.
Total memory workout eight easy steps to maximum memory that you can get -- you can get it -- -- -- -- thank you so much for thank you very much.
I need to have a health question email me or you could write me at fox -- foxnews.com until next time.
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