Cam­paign to help make brains big­ger

Auckland City Harbour News - - News -

If you want a big­ger brain, the Neu­ro­log­i­cal Foun­da­tion has a pro­gramme to help you achieve it.

As part of Brain Aware­ness Week from March 16 to 22 the foun­da­tion is run­ning a Grow a Big­ger Brain in Seven Days cam­paign.

Re­search has found ex­er­cise, sleep, manag­ing stress lev­els and do­ing men­tal ex­er­cises can help keep the brain healthy.

Peo­ple who reg­is­ter at www.brain week.co.nz will be asked to take part in daily puz­zles and in­put the ac­tiv­i­ties they have done dur­ing that day, in­clud­ing if they’ve eaten healthy food and ex­er­cised.

All the ac­tiv­i­ties will be re­warded by points so peo­ple can see how many brain cells they have grown at the end of the week.

Re­sults will be com­pared by re­gion, age and gen­der.

Neu­ro­log­i­cal Foun­da­tion ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor Max Ritchie says learn­ing new things and en­joy­ing life is the best way to keep the brain healthy for peo­ple of all ages.

Photo: JA­SON OX­EN­HAM

Town­house par­adise: Mark Yan­dall and Kavin King in their heroic gar­den in Herne Bay.

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