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Keep your brain healthy by doing things "the wrong way"

Do you worry about memory loss as you get older?

Most people do. In fact, according to a Harvard School of Public Health Study, Americans fear getting Alzheimer's Disease more than heart disease, diabetes or stroke.

To keep your brain healthy and active, our wellness expert Peggy Hall recommends doing things the "wrong way" -- that is, the way you normally don't!

For example: Use your non-dominant hand for everyday tasks like pouring your coffee, using your fork, or brushing your teeth.

Do your everyday activities a little differently.  Peggy says that it doesn't have to be hard or inconvenient -- just different!  "For example, instead of coffee, have tea. Take a different route home, or simply listen to a different radio station."

Peggy says that doing "the wrong thing" is beneficial on so many levels:

- it stimulates the brain for better learning and memory

- you improve your coordination and mental focus.

- it wakes up all the senses, as we experience something new.

"Your brain is like a muscle and it needs exercise," Peggy says. Anything you can do to keep it learning and creating new connections -- or neural pathways -- is helpful. Word puzzles, playing music, learning a new language -- all of these are fun and effective ways to keep your brain healthy.

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