Exercise That Muscle
Posted by: andrew william, 29-Oct-2009
I noticed something about muscle development over the years. It takes quite a while to develop well toned body muscles with regular resistance exercise using weights. But when you stop exercising, the muscles atrophies within weeks or months. But the surprising thing is that once you get back into the exercise regime again, you will find that surprisingly, the muscles develop back again within a couple of weeks and not as long as it took you to develop them in the first place.
This is the same with our brain muscles. We have spent much of our early years in school studying and memorizing. But when we got into the work force we have lost the habit of learning or even reading. Our brain muscle is like our physical muscle. You just need to retrain it and it will become sharp and focused like you were in your school days within weeks.
Exercise that brain muscle too so you can do similarly marvelous things
In UK the high court judges retire when they are about 85 or 90 years old. Or sometimes do not retire at all until the Lord calls them home. Their brain is as sharp as ever. To be in the practice of law you need to read the latest developments and remember all the new clauses added to the law from the developing cases. It is a continual study.
Take the habit of reading seriously and try memorizing atleast one fact a day. For example, I learned from an article in National Geographic magazine that by the year 2010, by law 20% of California’s home energy should come from renewable resources.
Read things that interests you. Your memory will be sharp and you will avoid the risk of Alzheimer in your old age.