Did you know discovering your roots can greatly assist in your present-day health? Many conditions are hereditary and/or psychosomatic. Knowing and understanding your genealogy can help you diagnose, treat and even avoid these conditions in ourselves and our children. Additionally, knowing your regional heritage and lifestyles is a great help in consuming the proper foods and exercise, and avoiding those that are harmful. Our ancestors had ways of keeping sharp, exercising the muscle between the ears.  We are passed down certain mental strengths and deficiencies, both of which we should work on improving. A healthy brain leads to a healthier body, and vice versa.


Some great health and fitness ideas:



Make Lists


Practice Neurobics (cognitive exercises)

Play Word Games

Start an Intellectually Stimulating Conversation


Switch legs/hands for everyday tasks


SOURCE: http://www.ehow.com/list_6923554_10-ways-exercise-brain.html; Tracing Your Health History, It’s In Your Genes, by Donna Przecha, http://www.genealogy.com; Fitness Book of Lists, Marc D Thompson, www.marqthompson.com