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Technology Influences Your Brain – For Better or Worse?

Texting and Tweeting: How Technology Influences the Brain By Susan Grotenhuis, Brain Fitness Facilitator at Asbury Methodist Village  What do Finland and North Carolina have in common? They are both pitching the appeal of silence. Finland’s board of tourism is promoting the phrase Silence Please as one of its ad campaigns, and in North Carolina you […]

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6 Ridiculously Simple Ways To Improve Your Heart and Brain Health

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Heart health and brain health are intimately related. Improve brain fitness by following this heart-healthy advice.

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Small Trips Can Make a Big Difference for Brain Fitness

by Susan Grotenhuis If you’re looking to improve your brain fitness you may have started adding blueberries to your cereal, taken up doing the daily crossword or switched your favorite brew to red wine. All good choices, but what about taking a trip? Whether you choose to visit a museum, historic home or arboretum, getting […]

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Secrets of the Sleeping Brain

By Susan Grotenhuis Humans have been pushing the natural boundaries between day and night for centuries. In the 1800s, we used candles and gas lamps to extend the day. Today in America, you can go for a meal, exercise at the gym, or shop for groceries at almost any time during a 24-hour cycle. There […]

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Fighting Stress — 5 Steps Towards Calm

by Susan Grotenhuis Remember the Seinfeld episode where Frank Costanza goes around yelling “Serenity now!” in a comical attempt to lower his blood pressure? Most of us have experienced that sort of stress, when even peaceful pursuits feel frustrating. It’s not surprising since world stress is on the rise. In Japan in the late 1980s, […]

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The 5 Best Brain Fitness Strategies

by Susan Grotenhuis What are the best strategies for keeping your brain healthy? There is a lot of information floating around telling you what to do to stay mentally sharp. While all of it is useful, not all of it is significant. Some tips are more valuable than others. Sustained effort is key when implementing […]

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