The human brain is the controlling organ for the functioning of the physical body. This is not to be confused with the Higher Mind which is the seat of consciousness which survives the death of the brain. But the Higher Mind functions through the brain, so when the brain suffers injury or decline, consciousness expression is impaired on the outer.
Keeping the brain active through mental exercise helps consciousness function through the brain properly.
This article by Dr. Mercola presents some new information about how to keep your brain functioning well through mental exercises and physical exercise.
Here is a excerpt:
What research into brain plasticity shows us is that by providing your brain with appropriate stimulation, you can counteract this degeneration. A key factor or ingredient necessary for improving brain function or reversing functional decline is the seriousness of purpose with which you engage in a task. In other words, the task must be important to you, or somehow meaningful or interesting — it must hold your attention. Rote memorization of nonsensical or unimportant items or even heavy work at non-challenging tasks will not stimulate your brain to create new connections or neurons.
Dr. Merzenich has been instrumental in the development of a kind of “brain gym” environment — a computer-based brain training program that can help you sharpen a range of skills, from reading and comprehension to improved memorization and more. The program is called Brain HQ.1
To read the full article, you can click on this link.