I couldn’t think of a snappier name for what I hope to be a weekly post about brain health links I have found during the week. And hard to compete with Karol’s Sweet Shit Saturdays so I settled for my current title.
17 studies examining music and brain health at the practical nurse. I previously posted how musical training can increase the amount of gray matter in the brain.
Walking 5 milesÂ a week may reduce the chance of developing Alzheimer’s disease. This fits nicely in with my post a few weeks back in which 6-9 miles of walking a week cut the risk of dementia and memory loss in half.
Chris at The art of non-conformity hasÂ a thoughtful post on mortality.
And to keep you up with the latest in stunning scientific findings and fully engage your brain (which will help its health) a very good post at Neuron Culture about the recently found new life form discovered on earth based on arsenic. But what is really good is that David Dobbs has gone beyond the news flash hype of the story and giving us the digested details, which are slightly less stunning but still very important in our fundamental understanding of biology and life.
Hope all of you good and healthy weekend.