10 January 2017 There's a recent article from the New York Times making its way around social media. It's called "How to Become a Super-Ager." It's a

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10 January 2017

Superaging

Image by Jun Cen courtesy of The New York Times

There's a recent article from the New York Times making its way around social media. It's called "How to Become a Super-Ager." It's about why some people over 65 are so sharp and mentally engaged while others suffer from forgetfulness, limited attention span, and other things we associate with aging brains. Turns out that what actually staves off brain atrophy and Alzheimer's is not Sudoku or reading or other simple and pleasant tasks. The key is hard work. You need to engage in activities that make you think so hard your brain hurts a little bit. So, as much as we've heard that knitting and crocheting are good for the brain, it's not as simple as that.

The benefits to your brain don't come until you're really struggling. You need to engage in activities that really tax you and make you feel "tired, stymied, frustrated". It has to hurt. As the Marines say continue reading

Upcoming Events and Classes

January 12 - Beginning Socks Toe-Up
January 8 - Sunday's Fast and Fabulous - Burton Bear Cowl
January 14 and 28 - Double Knitting Class
January 15 - Beginning Crochet class
January 15 - Sock Club Registration Closes - Don't miss out on this!
January 21-22 Lisa Barnes Workshop
February 2 - Sock class - Top down, two-at-a-time
February 4 - Beginning Knitting Feb 4, 11, 18
February 4 - Umaro afghan Knitalong Kick-off
February 18 - Beginning Brioche Beginning Brioche

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