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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Boost Your Brain Power-The Best New Year's Resolution


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A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.
- Herm Albright

Boost Your Brain Power…

Anti-Aging Breakthrough:  this game prevents brain aging.


Keep your brain healthy and sharp by playing a video game?  Yes!  Top neuroscientists have created an easy brain-training game dubbed BrainHQ that improves memory, processing speed and focus—and can cut your risk of dementia nearly in half.


Who Can Benefit?


Everyone!  “By the time we reach 50th birthday nearly half of us will develop dementia,”  notes Michael Merzenich, Ph.D., professor emeritus of meuroscientist at the University of California, San Francisco.  The mind exercise program was based on a 10-year study that proved the brain can help keep itself sharp well into our 70s and even into our 90s.


What’s Involved?


A series of computer-generated exercises are used to rev the speed at which you process visual information.  That, in turn, re-energizes your brain’s neural pathways and reduces the risk of future cognitive decline.  The exercises, which get a little faster with every session, challenge you to expand your focus and distinguish between visual subtleties.  “They gradually drive you to reconstruct what you see in front of the brain, so that you can make decisions about what you see faster and respond faster,” says Dr. Merzenich.  And these changes have proven long-lasting beneficial effects.


Exactly How Effective is it?


An extensive 10-year study, presented at the Alzheimer’s Association Conference in Toronto, found that just 10 hours of speed training with the technology used in BrainHQ lowers the long-term risk of dementia 33%.  And speed training for 18 hours cuts the risk 48% -- even a decade down the road.  What’s more, previous findings prove that BrainHQ exercises improve your quality of life by lifting your mood, overall health and even making you a better driver.


A free version is offered and it comes with four brain-training exercises, five courses and challenges.  They also offer subscription based options based on your preferences and performance.  More at


>>Bonus Note:

Read books, live longer!  Adding years to your life is as easy picking up a book.  A recent Social Science & Medicine study fund that adults who read three and half hours a week were almost 25% more likely to outlive non-readers, adding about two to three years to their lives.  Reading keeps you sharp, which may reduce your rate of accidents and help you make healthy choices.


I surely hope that your New Year’s resolution for 2017 will be to read more, and I don’t mean the gossip rags.

If you are too busy to read, you are too busy and foolishly so. Reading has everything to do with your health, your wealth and your happiness on this earth. I find that serious readers are scarce… very scarce.

Turn off the television. It’s feeding you nothing but garbage and state propaganda. Let’s do away with the frivolity and nonsense and get into real living and the real world. Simple people think frivolity is living. What a deception and what a waste.

Read, read, read and insist that your children read.

You should read to your young children and grandchildren yourself. You will be surprised out of your mind how they will blossom, and it will last the rest of their lives.



What Makes Humans Smart-And so Stupid?


The evolution of human intelligence puzzles scientists. We can trace the growth of our brains from the earliest Home Sapiens some 200,000 years ago but no one seems able to explain how we inexplicably had a burst of intelligence roughly 35,000 - 50,000 years ago…


The Great Leap Forward began around 35,000 to 50,000 years ago…
It was the period when human evolution picked up considerable momentum and our ancestors began to evolve at a much faster pace.

Ironically, for the past 10,000 years, our brains have been shrinking by a full 15% today!


Start the New Year off right…


Use our new program to Kick-Start Your Brain, boost your creative juices, develop a 16-cylinder mind, and jump start your smarts…Start removing life’s roadblocks & grab a copy of our new:


 You Have a 16-Cylinder Brain-Learn How to Use it & Re-Awaken the Genius Inside You!


·         How to Increase Your Intelligence

·         6 Step Brain Exercise Steve Jobs Used to Boost Creativity

·         6 Simple Habits to Boost Your Intelligence

·         The Best Vitamins to Increase Brain Function

·         How a Harvard Brain Specialist Keeps Her Brain Healthy

·         A Review of the Top 10 Brain [Limitless] Pills

·         How to Protect Your Cognitive Function


 I’ve also included links to online videos including The Secret Life of the Brain and other resources that I recommend.


Learn more about this easy and exciting package along with its bonus book and online video here:


What others are saying

Fantastic information!  I like that you included all those helpful resource links.... I have three tabs open now that I would like to find the time to read. You are so correct on the subjects you mention. So many  statements which KEEPS YOUR MIND WORKING. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and book with me. I am now off for more brain teasing!  Tammy F., Portland, OR



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Yours for a pleasant & productive 2017,

Bruce ‘the Poor Man’

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DAR said...

Mighty thoughtful piece for the New Year. You're correct in that fewer folks today seem to read, and that seems to mirror why America has dropped in so many categories and I blame a lot of that on our educational system and less parental interaction with their children.

Derek said...

Nice page and freebies-useful info for all!

Maddie said...

After the New Year Eve's party we had, I need some brain boosting! Actually, this post contained some great stuff! My brother-in-law could use a brain transplant!