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Brain-Boosting Exercises to Keep the Mind Sharp

Studying and preparing for an exam may come to naught if you can't remember what you have read in the first place. No matter what grade level you are, memory plays a vital role in academics. Also, having a good memory and a sharp mind paves the way for a fruitful and productive life. You can do so much if you possess the necessary mental prowess. Thus, it is important for us to maintain and amplify our mental faculties so that we can reach our full potential.

Our brain is capable of learning new tricks. It has the ability to change and adapt to new things; this ability is called neuroplasticity. By forming new neural pathways, our brain's cognitive capabilities are increased, thus improving our ability to learn new things.

As we grow older, our brain creates millions of neural pathways that make it easier for us to process information or solve problems faster. However, if we stick to these routine pathways, our brain will not receive the stimulation needed to develop and create more neural pathways.

Daily mental exercises and other brain puzzles help fortify our mental faculties by activating or creating new neural pathways. These activities should be out of our comfort zones, must be intellectually demanding and not be something we are already good at.

Cognitive workouts like playing chess, doing a crossword puzzle, memorizing a new poem or learning the lyrics to a song trigger our brain to develop new neural pathways. For a more challenging exercise, you could also try using your non-dominant hand when writing, eating, combing your hair, or brushing your teeth.

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Healthcare Designed Around Your Needs

Whether your lifestyle dictates the need for concierge-style 24/7 access to your personal physician or direct access medicine for yourself or your family, you'll find it here. Highly focused personal care from a board-certified family practitioner with more than two decades' experience. Known as the valley's premier provider of integrative and functional medicine, Dr. Sosnowski has a strong reputation for investing inordinate amounts of time getting to know, diagnose and treat her patients.

Patient Reviews

This was my first visit with Dr. Sosnowski and it was the most thorough physical I have ever had. My appointment was scheduled to be two hours so that we could go through all my medical history and have a physical exam. It was so nice to be able to have someone really listen to you and answer your questions. Dr. Sosnowski was knowledgeable and thorough. I left with a few things to implement now while we have lab work done (also very thorough and extensive) and a plan to move forward towards good health.

A Doctor's Personal Story

"FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE LITERALLY SAVED MY LIFE."

by Jennifer J. Sosnowski, MD, FAAFP, ABoIM, IFMCP

"My personal struggle in overcoming six years of chronic daily migraines was the catalyst that led me to become an expert in functional and integrative medicine. My exasperation with the conveyor belt approach of today's mainstream medical industry inspired me to launch MVP Medical Care. My focus is on you, the patient - insurance companies don't dictate your care."