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January 04, 2010


Bryan Alexander

Great post, Irving. It's good to see such an argument for the benefits on blogging in terms of health.

Your focus on the schedule and repetition reminds me of the journaling pedagogy in composition, and the "write every day" practice of creative writing.


Irving-san,thanks for sharing, blogging in terms of health(an Exercise of the Brain). I'm looking forward to reading your blog every week.


There is another aspect to blogging that I find very interesting: it is very difficult to 'fake it.' If I don't like something but pretend that I do, it doesn't come out right, it doesn't read well, it feels like work to write it. You really do have to keep it real. I know this is a catch phrase but that doesn't keep it from being true.

The more I blog the more genuine I am online, and offline. If you keep it real it really does make life a lot simpler, and it is a lot less work.

I was wondering if you had noticed something similar or an affect of blogging on your offline life...


PS I mentioned you recently in a post: The Original Gangsters of Blogging :)


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Ivan Walsh

Hello Irving,

I read the Teachers live the longest (of all professions, that is).

Emotional interaction and a sense of vocation were two factor in their mental well-being.

At the other end of the scale were writers who died the youngest. These were mainly the solitary type writing by themselves with little or no human interaction.

and... we live in China and it's interesting to see how active the OAPs are. They often retire at 55 but seem to be forever up to things, always outdoors doing stuff.

Outside my window the 'lads' are playing cards and doing tai chi (not at the same time, of course) and they also mind the little nippers when their own offspring go to work.


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People often neglegt to exercise one of the most important parts of the body, the brain. More often than not, when it comes to exercising, the body is the favorite choice. People sometimes forget that the mind can move mountains.

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You make some good points about brain health. A lot of the time when people think about staying fit they think about everything but the brain.

Todd Bowman

Exercise doesn't have to be done physically, yes.... brain have to exercise as well, with blogging.. Exercising the way you make your structure on topics, exercise your social life and exercise your whole being.

- but my problem is: if I'm likely want to write, all the topics scattered and left me nothing. I just read blogs of others and laugh, reading the topics which were in my mind the whole time but leaves when I'm about to write them. I just read and leave compliments on other's blog with related topics such as mine.

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Great article.

I lost a family member 12 months ago and since then have researched many alternative treatments mainly for my wife because it was her side of the family.

There has been some serious research using resveratrol as a Treatment For Alzheimer's.

There are some very exciting research being conducted with so many people looking and mini breakthroughs being published all over the world. I think we are all confident a cure or prevention will be found soon.

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Just like you Irving I now have chronic pain in my knees and joints, too many years working on concrete floors and running also took their toll.
Now I use an elliptical also and at least I can get some physical exercise in. I must also agree that we need to exercise our brains also.

Glen Alison

Good points about brain exercise importance. The more different the brain activity is from our usual activity, the better the brain is exercised. Just like physical exercise, as you point out, brain exercise has to be done on a regular basis to improve health.

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Hi Irving,

Very interesting post. Exercising the brain is absolutely critical as we are complete vegetables without it. With the rise in Alzheimer's it is becoming critical to stay mentally sharp and focused.

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