According to this major study conducted in the UK in January of 2012, our brains start deteriorating at the age of 45, more than a decade earlier than what was previously thought.
Why am I concerned about this issue you may ask? Well because today is my birthday and based on calculations, I am officially 45 years of age. Most times when I am asked my age, I hesitate. Not because I don't want to reveal my age, but because I honestly have to think about the actual number. Am I really 45 today? Why yes, yes I am. Seems the older I get, the less I want to keep track of my age.
Honestly though - health wise, I am grateful. I have been so blessed not to have had any major health concerns so far in my life. And other than the minuscule body aches and pains and occasional fatigue, I feel better than I ever have. Unfortunately, part of the aging process delivers wrinkles, age spots, gray hair, etc. This I cannot change, as it is a natural development of my body that started the day I was born. This I cannot change, as it is a natural development of my body that started the day I was born...
So, in order to keep my brain as
tarp as a shack sharp as a tack, I guess I will need to hone in on my chess skills, or solve some Sudoku puzzles. At least I am doing one thing right and that is my diet and physical exercise. Because what is good for the heart is also good for the head.