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article imageThe best way to exercise your brain? Have an orgasm.

By Jay McClung     Aug 8, 2013 in Health
New Brunswick - The importance of keeping your body healthy through a healthy diet and exercise has been well documented for years but did you know that providing your brain with a daily mental workout will keep your brain healthy?
According to Dr. Raza Naqvi, of the University of Toronto, Canada, people who use their mental skills daily by working a crossword puzzle or a Sudoku puzzle have improved their memory. “I still recommend to my patients to remain mentally and cognitively active as long as possible in whatever way is stimulating,” says Dr. Naqvi. The brain can atrophy, decrease in mass, just like any other muscle in the human body; however, a crossword puzzle or a Sudoku puzzle isn’t the only way to exercise the muscle between your ears. Other activities like Scrabble, reading, jigsaw puzzles, word puzzles, studying a foreign language, or playing chess are great ways to challenge your brain. These activities will give your mind a real chance to exercise as well as adding a whole new dimension to your life.
Regarding brain atrophy, Gary Small, author of The Memory Bible, sums it perfectly by saying, “Our brains age just the way our body’s age, but there’s a lot that we can do to fight against it and keep ourselves mentally fit.” One of the new ways to keep mentally fit comes out of New Jersey. A new study released from Rutgers University indicates that the best workout for your brain is an orgasm instead of a crossword puzzle or a Sudoku puzzle. Neuroscientist Professor Barry Komisaruk’s research indicates that mental exercises like crossword puzzles only activates localized regions of the brain while an orgasm activates the entire brain. “At orgasm,” Professor Komisaruk states, “We see a tremendous increase in the blood flow [to the brain]. It brings all the nutrients and oxygenation to the brain.” Komisaruk has been studying female arousal since the 1960’s and began studying the brain in the 1980’s.
In addition to his orgasm theory, the Rutgers University professor has been credited with the discovery that women can give themselves an orgasm by merely thinking about it and concentrating. He also discovered that the intense sensation of an orgasm blocks pain – a mechanism that may also be triggered to reduce the agony of childbirth. When asked why he studies the correlation between the brain and orgasms, the Professor stated, “We know virtually nothing about pleasure. It’s important to understand how the brain produces it. What parts of the brain produce such intense pleasure, and can we use that in some way? What would that do to depression or anxiety or addiction or pain?”
Other professionals are agreeing with the professor by saying that orgasms can also relieve pain and, contrary to some opinions, condoms don’t affect the orgasm quality. “Women are equally likely to experience orgasm with or without a condom, dispelling myths that condoms don’t make for good sex,” says Dr. Debby Herbenick, a research scientist at Indiana University and author of Because It Feels Good. Herbenick also states that the quality and frequency of orgasms improve with age and, “they become easier.” So let us get started, my fellow readers, on improving our health with a good diet, healthy exercise, and plenty of orgasms to help our mind.
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