Preventing brain failure

I often read how learning new skills, new words and having new experiences improves brain function and reduces the chances of developing dementia in old age. Judging by my lifestyle at present my brain should keep going for another 50yrs!
Running is not only a new activity which gives me lots to think about but is supposed to have a physically protective effect on the brain! Apparently it makes you stimulate growth factors which enhance the growth and connectivity of neurones.
In addition to the running the blogging is all new too. Getting to grips with the technology and ‘social media’ is a new arena for me too -one I have quite conveniently ignored for some years. There has been a great deal of amusement at work as my colleagues have observed the contrast between ‘bossy, know all breast cancer specialist’ and my complete ineptitude on Facebook. A couple of weeks ago I thought that I was just tidying up my profile but it was announced to the world that I had just got married! Did my husband know I was asked.
I have now had approval from the charities board at work to fundraise so it’s time to get serious about the training and the IT. So a brain expanding few weeks ahead! We will need to get the door frames widened!


About mawil1

Hi my name is julie and I took up running at the age of 46! Hence 'mawil' Middle Aged Woman In Lycra. I did it at first because someone asked me to do a charity run with them. I couldn't run at all, but pride wouldn't let me be seen to be unable to run so I started a walk run programme. I stuck with it and to my surprise I found that I liked it- after a couple of weeks of progress I was hooked! My blog is about my progress in running and how I fit it in with the rest of my life.
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One Response to Preventing brain failure

  1. John says:

    Good luck, I’ve been in working in IT for about 15 years, you’ll be surprised how easy it is to pick up new skills. A lot of the skills are transferable.

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