Most of us would like to be smarter. But how do we go about improving our mental prowess?

Regular exercise of your brain’s cognitive powers is the first step. Most of us incorporate in our life some form of physical exercise. We do this to improve our physical health and to make us feel better.

BrainA similar situation exists when it comes to exercising our brain. The more we exercise it, the better it performs and the better we feel. In addition, the brain, in contrast to other physical organs, does not wear out with repeated and sustained use. On the contrary, the more we challenge it the more the brain improves.

This observation has led to a fundamental principle about the brain’s function: Use it or lose it.

Source: Richard Restak M.D. (neurologist, neuro-psychiatrist, and clinical professor of neurology).from his book, Mozart’s Brain

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