There are aspects of our bodies we can’t do much about.
Like height. We’re pretty much stuck with what we’ve got.
But did you know you have the power to boost your brain size?
All you need to do is tai chi.
Yes, tai chi makes your BRAIN bigger. This is according to a study that was done in China.
Tai chi, by the way, is a moving meditation, a health practice and a Chinese martial art. It’s a gentle form of exercise that is awesome for health, balance, relaxation and making connections with others.
Why a bigger brain is good
Now you may be thinking, yes, a bigger brain sounds good. But exactly why is that important?
Consider the alternative: Brain shrinkage.
You don’t want your brain to shrink, do you?
Nobody wants a brain that is getting smaller and smaller and smaller and smaller and smaller until it finally offers the functionality of an amoeba and you find yourself ordering diamond cufflinks, steak knives and luggage at 3 a.m. on the Home Shopping Network.
But the fact of the matter is that our brains can shrink. Do shrink.
This is apparently a normal part of the aging process in which our bodies change and not all changes are, shall we say, entirely welcome.
Some of the changes aging brings are obvious: We might sprout great tufts of hair where no visible hairs should be seen. This is often counterbalanced by losing hair where we want it, like on the top of our heads.
Other changes associated with aging, like brain shrinkage, may not be so obvious.
When the brain shrinks, nerve cells and their connections are gradually lost. More gray matter goes dark. And that’s not good for brainpower or for living a full, satisfying, active life.
If you’re like me, you want as much brainpower as possible. You want lots of robust brain cells and connections. You want to live with gusto.
That’s where tai chi helps you score again!
Because the same Chinese study that found doing tai chi boosts brain size also found that it improves memory, boosts brain functioning and may delay dementia.
Here are 3 actual headlines the study generated across the world:
Tai Chi Makes Your Brain Bigger and Improves Memory (The Telegraph)
Study: Tai Chi Increases Brain Size, Boosts Memory, May Delay Dementia (The Atlantic)
Tai Chi Boosts Brain Functioning, Study Suggests (Huffington Post)
To which I say, HOORAY.
So do some tai chi. If you’re new to tai chi, find a tai chi class you enjoy. You can also try online classes or follow along with a video or DVD.
You’ll boost your brain, improve your health, burn calories and have fun.
Here at Evergreen Fitness, we practice primarily Yang-style tai chi, which is the world’s most popular style. Come on by and do tai chi with us!
How to majorly boost your memory and more…
Did you hear about the new dietary supplement called from Nerium International? It’s called EHT® extract. EHT comes after 20 years of research out of Dr. Jeffry Stock’s Princeton University labs. EHT® extract is a natural mixture of bioactive molecules isolated from coffee. EHT, by the way, is decaffeinated.
EHT helps protect against mental decline, which nobody, but NOBODY, wants. It promotes better cognitive function and overall brain health.
Here’s what three of my friends who’ve been trying EHT have experienced:
- Pam has been taking EHT for 10 days and her memory is wha-bam better. Her daughter asked Pam to get a bunch of items at the store: Pam didn’t need to write a list–and she remembered all the items. Pam is also hearing individual bird songs more clearly.
- Pam’s hubby Al sees colors more vibrantly. His memory? Sharper!
- JoAnn reports that her sense of smell is keener. Her memory is noticeably keener, too!
I cannot wait to get my own EHT later this week. I will let you know what I experience. I highly recommend you try EHT, also.
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- Remember EHT comes out of Dr. Jeffry Stock’s labs at Princeton University. Princeton, by the way, is where Albert Einstein taught.
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EHT is available only until June 15 while supplies last.
What’s your favorite way to help keep mentally sharp? Leave a comment below because I want to know!