I just read a statement: Get a “brain boost.” I thought, “That’s interesting.” I decided that that is something I could use. Yes, my brain does need boosting. That’s for sure!
Some people try to get a boost from a cup of coffee, a coke, a piece of chocolate cake or just a plain old chocolate. At least these are ways we go about trying to boost ourselves physically. But a “brain boost!” what’s that?
This intrigued me enough to continue reading the article. Here are some of the things it said:
Get a “brain boost” by learning a second language. In 2004 the BBC News told of a study conducted by the University of London of some of their bilingual students. Their findings were that these students had evidence of advanced learning and their brains were more stimulated. There have been other studies indicating that by learning a second language a person can delay dementia with the possibility of keeping their brains functioning better for a longer period of time.
I think what this article is trying to tell us is something like this:
With all of the information we have today about exercising our bodies, scientists are finding there are many advantages to “exercising our brains” as well. Many of us are content to let our TV’s, radios, CD’s and IPod’s do the programming for us.
There is an old computer saying, “Garbage in, garbage out.” If we look at the brain as our computer and the decisions we make on what we put into it as our operating system, we need to decide not to put so much “garbage in.”
Anyway, give it some thought. I have decided to do a better job with my brain. I definitely need a “brain boost” … just in case.
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