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You already know that the computing power in the palm of your hand is mind-boggling… Now let’s look at the best way to exercise the incredible computing power of your brain.

We’ve learned through the years, especially with the increasing capabilities of science to measure us, that our brains respond to work.

Nothing new, right?

But we have learned more now about what works and how, and a couple of the best things that you can do are learning a new language, and learning to play a musical instrument.

I spend a lot of time in my car and I found that learning to play the sax while driving attracted unwanted attention, so I figured I’d try the alternative.

Here’s what I came up with and I’ve found it fun, effective, and time efficient, all in one!

Using the Audible app which can be downloaded from the Play Store for Android, I not only enjoyed listening to audio books while driving, but I also got hooked on language learning! It’s cost effective and convenient, as well. The lessons can be used as frequently as you wish. You’ll find the player itself to be well designed and easy to use. I subscribed a few years ago and when I purchased a new phone, I simply downloaded the lessons I used frequently onto my new phone. You can also access your lessons on your computer simply by logging into their website.

The courses from Pimsleur are specifically designed around audio only. This makes it the ideal format for the smartphone. Dr. Pimsleur’s approach was based on the fact that we initially learn to hear and speak for years before ever being concerned about grammatical issues. I like that, and I know you will, too.

You can get a comfortable pair of ear buds from Amazon for $15.

With your account, you can access the purchased lessons from the cloud, or selectively download them to the phone. That means you can enjoy them without having to be connected to the internet.

Wherever you are, you can make great use of your time and give your brain cells a boost.

Check out what happened to these language students in Sweden…

http://english.pravda.ru/science/tech/19-11-2012/122852-foreign_languages-0/

To Your Health and Fitness,

Steven

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