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Did You Know...
...that your brain stops growing at age 18? - Nursing Assistant Central.com
I did not know that, did you? That explains alot about the dumb things I did in my early years that's for sure. Speed around town without a care in the world other than when my radar detector would screen a cop for me? Check. Dress in all crazy patterns like I needed to be institutionalized? Check. Babble on incoherently but with gusto to my parents about how one day I can be "anything I want to be" - because that was the propaganda they sold to the class of 2000, lol? Check and check.
But that all kinda went away when I turned 18. The brain cloud lifted and I came into my own self then. I could sense the shift. Couldn't you? I don't know if it's just that it happens to girls or if it's a universal truth, but 19 was a game changer for me for sure! I got a real job, started wearing neutral colors (that matched!), bought my first car, contemplated moving out which I did a year later, and learned that posture will help you get a man (which it did, who knew?)
Now that I am 20kfj;ieja;feia-something I sense another shift in life coming. The shift where my body is doing weird and crazy things. I forget more often, I need a list to make sure I accomplish all my daily tasks, some mornings I wake up with a creak and a sputter like an old Studebaker. It's just not pretty. I'm working on myself to see if I can get back to my fighting weight pre-babies but post 18, so that hopefully the Tin woMan is not my new norm.
I have decided to start with my mainframe. My brain. And I found a really cool, simple and painless way to get this done. I'm not for pill popping for my ailments so this option is right up my alley plus it's more fun!
Last week I came across lumosity.com in my inbox. Mypoints.com sends me things daily that I can click and sign up for based on my interests profile. Thankfully, I didn't ditch this even though it has a funny name. Instead, I went to the site and signed up. And I'm so glad I did. They help you declutter your heads attic. And it's a wicked good time doing it too. I filled out a simple profile in the beginning, took all of maybe 5 minutes and they go through what aspects of your brain function do you want to improve. You click on anything you want to work on. I chose memory and comprehension. Then they hook you up with all these different games you can play that help you achieve your desired results.
And it works. I have only used it a few times, but the days that I do I feel more alert and just on it. I get things moving. Laundry is accomplished, kids get fed, dogs get walked - and we don't even own one! I'm telling you, this site is special. And it helps with the fog up there.
You can do your lumosity daily if you'd like or you can upgrade to a Full Access Account that costs some moolah - not much, but a litte bit - per month to get access to 35+ games, personalized sessions tailored to your goals, and performance tracking which allows you to see your progress and how you stack up against others.
So to answer my own post title question - why yes, yes it does.
Now you guys go off and try this site and tell me how you like it, I promise you will. Then come back and tell me what your favorite exercises are. So far I am loving and rocking the "bird facing what direction?" one. The one that is my thorn in the flesh is the memory tile. I can't get past 8 or 9 without difficulty. How about you?
Side Note: This is not a paid post. I just like the site. Money is good though, it keeps the lights on. So if anyone from Lumosity is reading this.... ;o)