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How can simply being more aware help protect your brain?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Thinking is an involuntary reflex; while you can often control what you think about, thinking is as natural as an ocean's ecosystem—stuff just kinda floats around and goes where it wants to go. Now, try this when you're doing a simple activity, like waking up: Instead of just rolling out of bed, splashing water on your face, and dreading your 8 a.m. meeting, think about your surroundings. Listen for birds, notice the drips of water beading down your leg in the shower, savor the sips from your OJ, think about every tooth you're brushing. It doesn't take any more time; it just helps train your brain. I'm not trying to go all philosophical on you; thinking about the thought process is really about awareness and is one of the tools you can use to strengthen your neural connections.
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