Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Brainfit: 10 Minutes a Day for a Sharper Mind and Memory

I guess technically you are supposed to review books that you have already read, but after just the first two chapters, I can already tell I'm going to like this one.

If, like so many of us, you have days where you feel like your brain is slowly turning to mush, then what better way to get the synapses firing again than a short mental workout?

Brainfit: 10 Minutes a Day for a Sharper Mind and Memory, by adult learning specialist Corinne Gediman, is described as a "fun, flexible, and immediately rewarding 9-week training program designed to improve both your memory and your mental agility."

Flexible is good. It's likely Brainfit will become more of a 9-month or even 9-year program as I try to fit it into the already cramped parameters of my available free time. On the other hand, 10 minutes a day sounds like something I might be able to manage.

Included in the curriculum are exercises for remembering such things as names, important numbers, appointments, directions and the locations of misplaced items. After completing all the exercises, the final chapter provides tips to help you "Maintain Your Brain."

With plenty of additional information about how our brains function and the factors that affect memory, this book sure seems to be a great tool for sharpening that mushy brain. Now, if only I can remember to read it...

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