The one thing you need to know about…

From the November issue of Glamour magazine:

…staying mentally sharp. The best brain-boosting activities:
reading, playing cards or board games and playing a musical instrument. A study found that doing these things three or four times a week reduced the risk of developing memory problems later in life by at least 35 percent.

Hmmm, maybe that explains why my memory in college (despite any partying I might have done and the lack of sleep that goes with it) was so much better than it is now. I thought it was just a part of getting older but maybe I can get back some of my memory edge if I get back to playing my horn! I’m actually playing in the school musical in January so I need to work now on getting my chops up between now and then. And, I’ve played a couple of times with the band lately and it sure feels good to play again. I think I really need to make time and take up Josh (the trumpet private lesson teacher at our school) on his offer of getting together and playing gigs with him.

3 thoughts on “The one thing you need to know about…”

  1. I play and read all the damn time and my memory is still pretty much crap. Glamour lies.
    I don’t have orchestra rehearsal this week, so I think I’ll be at your contest. But I might be wearing a disguise. Look for the girl in a black wig, oversized sunglasses and a Groucho Marx mustache.

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