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Staying Sharp For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-119-18779-0
Paperback
624 pages
April 2016
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Other Available Formats: E-book

Introduction 1

Part 1: Getting Started with Staying Sharp 5

CHAPTER 1: Training Your Brain 7

CHAPTER 2: Improving Your Language Skills 23

CHAPTER 3: Sparking Your Creativity 31

CHAPTER 4: Recognizing Faces and Remembering Directions 41

CHAPTER 5: Getting a Handle on Brain Games 49

CHAPTER 6: Puzzles 63

Part 2: Boosting Your Memory 111

CHAPTER 7: Cultivating Your Memory Skills 113

CHAPTER 8: Discovering How Your Brain Remembers 127

CHAPTER 9: Memory Tricks and Tips 147

CHAPTER 10: Keeping Your Memory Sharp as You Grow Older 157

CHAPTER 11: Schooling Memory 171

CHAPTER 12: Honing Your Long-Term Memory 185

CHAPTER 13: Improving Your Short-Term Memory 197

CHAPTER 14: Keeping Your Memory Intact in a High-Speed World 209

Part 3: Managing Stress: Relaxing Mind and Body 221

CHAPTER 15: Understanding Stress 223

CHAPTER 16: Relaxing Your Body 257

CHAPTER 17: Stress-Reducing Organizational Skills 279

CHAPTER 18: Meditation 101 301

Part 4: Improving Your Lifestyle: Nutrition and Exercise 331

CHAPTER 19: Eating, Exercising, and Getting Your Zzzs 333

CHAPTER 20: Maintaining a Healthy Weight and Fitness Level 357

CHAPTER 21: Considering a Plant-Based Diet 381

CHAPTER 22: The Skinny on Superfoods 407

Part 5: Healthy Aging 431

CHAPTER 23: The Four Major Health Concerns as You Age 433

CHAPTER 24: Evaluating Your Health and History and Setting Goals for Wellness 477

CHAPTER 25: Stroke Risk Factors and Prevention 499

CHAPTER 26: Don’t Worry, Be Happy: The Keys to Maintaining Health and Vitality 531

Part 6: The Part of Tens 549

CHAPTER 27: Ten Ways to Make Your Home Safer as You Age 551

CHAPTER 28: Ten (Plus) Almost-Superfoods that Can Help Round Out Your Diet 559

Index 567

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