Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The universe is trying to tell me something

Yesterday I hit the "Publish Post" button and then went to check my e-mail. I subscribe to the New York Times feed for their "Well" blog, and one of the posts was about – you guessed it – weight training!

There's actually a link within the story to get to the meat of the matter, which suggests that weight-training increases brain function in older women.

Am I an "older woman?" How can I be? Most of the time I don't feel any older than I did when I graduated from high school, but I'll be … gulp … 59 in May.

I suppose we all experience some mental decline as we age. Sometimes I actually look forward to it! How cool would it be to not have to pay the bills or balance the checkbook? Then again, who's going to do it for me?

So in addition to boosting metabolism, those little dumbbells can boost cognition. One more reason to pick 'em up!


JourneyBeyondSurvival said...


gingersnapper said...

Bwaahaa! You had the same reaction I did: "I'm not sure I WANT TO boost brain function!" A perfect memory is a curse.

Elora said...

Wow! Those numbers (from the NYT article) are amazing! Talk about serendipity! You walked right in! Think, now, how smart you're going to be, Debbi, when you turn 59! Lotta lifting time between now and then! :-))