brain fitness

Fix the Flaw: How to Get Fit Arms After 50

Posted on 06/3/2013 by |Best of Everything After 50 | Comments

Beauty & FashionAfter we turn 50, it isn’t unusual to get a bit out of shape. Too many of us, though, think that certain parts of our bodies are just supposed to be less toned, and not as strong. But it doesn’t have to be that way. There are simple things we can do to get our bodies back . . . one area at a time. I’ve started a new series for the AARP YouTube Channel which will focus on all …

Brain Fitness: Four Strategies to Keep Your Wits with Aging

Posted on 03/6/2013 by |Fat to Fit | Comments

Personal HealthHowever magnificent one’s earlier accomplishments, getting older can be a humbling experience. Loss of peripheral vision and depth judgment, lessened hearing acuity, decreased sensitivity of taste buds, stiffened arteries, declining bone density, a less efficient heart pump, reduced lung capacity, wrinkling of skin, reduced muscle strength and, for some, loss of hair are a few of the physical changes that are biologically predetermined. The aging process also brings social and emotional losses. As we age, parents and older relatives die, …

Wanted: Brain Gamers

Posted on 08/14/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

TechnologyYou heard that right. Could just playing a game for 15 minutes a day keep you sharp? What if you treated it like an actual sweaty workout? You’d start with a warmup, get into a “workout”, and “cool down” when you’re done. After all, your brain is a muscle too. The folks over at ThinkFun are looking for people who’d be up to test this theory out. They’ll send you the games (one involves chocolate!) and ask you to spend …