Step One to Keeping a Brain Healthy

"I used to think that the brain was the most wonderful organ in my body. Then I realized who was telling me this." - Emo Phillips Personally, I learned so much within the past week that I feel like my brain may start spilling out. It's a good feeling. Some people like a similar feeling when they've exercised hard; their muscles feel weak and shaky from the stress. Not me. But I get it, when it comes to exercising my brain. The problem is, in order to keep a healthy brain we must move our bodies. If you're concerned about Down syndrome and brain health for a person you love, step one: Move.

I know, right?!

In fact, The New York Times recently reported in How Inactivity Changes the Brain:

Grown Ups and Downs Blog

The deal is, after the health concerns of young childhood that took a few years to mend and conquer; the concept of adulthood may be the next scariest part of having a child with special needs. Add into the mix my musician-composer-voice-over-hilarious husband, my shift from workaholic to novelist, and, well...we’ve got our ups and downs. So, here we go…To know my boy, there is nothing scary. To know our life, there is palpable joy. To know our journey, it continues to be an adventure in lessons.


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