SEEDS of a Healthy Brain; Work of Dr. John Arden – Post 3

Moving right along in our series by Dr. John Arden, we explore the third seed of how to nurture a healthy brain: Education. Dr. Arden states:

“Every brain has 100 billion brain cells. Each cell is connected to 10,000 other brain cells. And those connections get more plentiful, and more robust, as we learn more things.” 

This really isn’t about education (although taking a course in higher learning never hurts) but rather about challenging the neural pathways in our brains.

“Am I reading enough? Am I engaged in learning?” are questions we can ask ourselves. Crosswords, Suduko, word games all count. Reading both fiction and non-fiction creates learning opportunities. Jigsaw puzzles are also a great way to engage the brain.

It is about being curious – from everything from learning a new skill to following directions on a recipe. It is a conscious, deliberate process that we can partake in as a way to keep our brains active.

To visit Dr. John Arden’s website:

Information for the post was partially found in the following article by Shane Cochrane:

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