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How can switching hands to do daily tasks help keep my mind sharp?

Switching hands may be uncomfortable, but doing tasks with your nondominant hand such as writing, operating a computer mouse and brushing your teeth can activate parts of the brain that aren't easily triggered otherwise. Anything that requires the brain to pay close attention to a formerly automatic behavior will stimulate brain-cell growth.

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