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celebrates new executive director and more A sense of celebration surrounds the 2013-2014 season at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts in Olympia. Part of the reason is a remodel that includes a new facade and marquee, but the community also celebrates the introduction of new Executive Director Jill Barnes. She is delighted to see strong financial support from the city plus an infusion of over $800,000 from the state’s Building for the Arts fund. “This support says a lot about what our impact is in our region,” Barnes said. “I’m new here, there’s a great staff and it seems like it’s a new era. Everyone is very excited about the developments and everything that’s going on.” She sees the theater as a “jewel” in downtown Olympia, showcased by recent upgrades to the building. But no jewel could outsparkle the enthusiasm Barnes radiates. Her vision for the future includes her two main passions, which are education and the theater’s financial security. Barnes appreciates the center’s 27 artistic partners and said, “They do an amazing job of providing education opportunities and performances to our schools and to the community. I’m hoping to work in tandem with them and our school districts.” Greater financial security for the theater will be met by increasing earned income from ticket sales and facility rentals as well as contributed income, which includes donations, grants and sponsorships. Barnes has nearly 12 years of experience in arts administration and a broad range of experience in marketing, programming and development, most recently at a theater in Idaho Falls, Idaho. As soon as she arrived, she began meeting people and making connections in the community that she, her husband and children now call home. “I’m so thrilled to be here,” Barnes said. “We took a leap of faith and we’re very happy to be here.” CANDACE BROWN 8

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Over 400 friends and supporters of Good Samaritan Hospital made sure that the seventh annual Northwest Corks & Crush was as successful as it was spectacular. The Washington State Fair Events Center was transformed into a scene from vintage Havana, but the vintage most savored by guests were those provided by Washington, Oregon and California wineries. With entertaining encouragement from Auctioneer Jeff Randall, supporters contributed a record-setting $430,000 to support the Children’s Therapy Unit (CTU) at Multicare Good Samaritan Hospital. The CTU is the largest Pediatric Neurodevelopmental Center in Washington and home to a team of renowned specialists that provide world-class therapy to children in our community.

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A crowd of more than 500 museum supporters and community movers and shakers turned out to celebrate the LeMay—America’s Car Museum’s first Anniversary. The ‘40s and ‘50s themed gala and dinner included live music, auctions and the first public viewing of the museum’s new exhibit, “Legends of Motorsports: The NASCAR Story.” “Now that year one is history, our over-arching goal is to maintain momentum and continue to grow and evolve as an attraction,” said ACM President and CEO David Madeira. “And if the excitement at this gala is an indicator, we’re off to a sensational start. We raised more than $300,000, which is vital to our future, because philanthropy helps us fund key programs and exhibits.”

David Madeira, Fred Simeone & Gary Gartner

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artist spotlight

patrick dougherty fter graduate training as a hospital administrator, Patrick Dougherty returned to the University of North Carolina in the early ’80s with the intention of becoming a sculptor. Combining his carpentry skills with his love of nature, Dougherty began to learn more about primitive techniques of building and to experiment with tree saplings as construction material. This eventually led to two decades of sculpting over 200 large-scale art installation displays that have been seen worldwide. “I am fond of saying that sticks were mankind’s first building material and even the modern person continues to have a deep affinity for how to use them”, says Dougherty. Tell us a little bit about your work and what you do.

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The work proceeds very quickly, and generally each sculpture takes three weeks to complete. I might have four people working at any one time, but during the three-week period of work, this means that 50 different people have played a part in its development. For a short period of time, all these people unite as stick workers and indulge some of their most basic urges to build. What has made your work successful?

One of the most basic components for a sculptor in my circumstance is a good sense of humor. Things go “wrong” at every turn, and having the wherewithal to laugh and avoid wallowing in irony and finger-pointing is the key to progress. I have a knack for organizing resources well and have an inclusive leadership style. I especially enjoy my encounters in a new community and consider the time I spend as a kind of cultural exchange in which the people and the sense of the place are somehow folded back into the sculpture itself. What is the inspiration for this local piece?

This piece has children’s play as its inspiration. After acquainting myself with the specific attributes of the material that we harvested and the ins and outs of the construction site, I cre-

ated a work that is kid-friendly, that captures the imagination of young people, with lots of doorways to encourage movement and exploration. What do you enjoy about working in the Pacific Northwest?

I work in many different locations and I especially like the unique eco-system of the Northwest. While building, I will enjoy wonderful interplay with the volunteer helpers and with the visitors who come, so when the project is finished, I will have a strong sense of the people of Olympia. “Engaging in this type of artwork is a treat for the viewer, beyond the piece’s complexity and workmanship,” says Robin Lucas, publisher of ShowCase Magazine. “It is whimsical and takes us back to a timeless connection with our childhood and agricultural history.” Dougherty’s work will be on exhibit at the Hands On Children’s Museum at 414 Jefferson St NE, Olympia. LEAH GROUT For more information: 11


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nascar exhibit is a winner at lemay museum Nearly 300,000 people visited LeMay— America’s Car Museum during its first year, but none saw what you can see now. Coinciding with its anniversary, June 1-2, 2013, the museum launched an exhibit exciting enough to bring all of those people back, plus more. Called “Legends of Motor Sport: the NASCAR Story,” this exhibit is far more than a display of 14 historically significant race cars, including Dale

Earnhardt’s #3 car. NASCAR’s story is part of America’s story, and this exhibit offers thrills for everyone, from diehard racing fans to those who have only heard the roar of the racetrack on TV. ACM’s chief marketing and communications officer, Scot Keller, said, “The idea was to create layers. You can just enjoy it and walk through it, or you can spend a lot of time getting into the facts and checking out

the website and so on.” You’ll see more sound, more video, and more information, even access to social media. Larger-than-life images of the largerthan-life stars of NASCAR cover one wall of the long exhibit space where cars are parked end-to-end. On the opposite wall, alcoves created by the building’s structure provide plenty of surfaces for storytelling.

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After Bill France Sr. invented the notion of the superspeedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., the money followed. “Revenue being generated by having these big tracks with a lot of fans, and the sponsors, really enabled them to pay,” Keller said. “That’s what got a lot of the early racers involved.” Many of those early racers were former moonshiners who outran the law in cars like the 1936 Ford Model 68 Roadster on display. How they connected with professional racing is only one of the many fascinating stories. Learn about the famous drivers, cars, superstitions and dramas while viewing this exhibit. But hurry. The months fly by with the speed of a race car. CANDACE BROWN For more information:



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South Sound Fall Theater Preview Now that the kids are back to school, what better way to continue to inspire a love of learning than sampling a live performance of a great work of art? Throughout the South Sound, the classics have strong representation this autumn, starting with, of course, Shakespeare. The legendary Renaissance playwright seems to be all over the South Sound this fall. First up, get a complete refresher with The Complete Works of William Shakespeare at Tacoma Little Theatre. Three actors cover the greatest hits of all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays in only 97 minutes! Then there’s Henry V at The State Theater in Olympia. This historical drama follows the young prince as he becomes a mature man and embarks on a successful conquest of France. Finally, round out your Shakespearean experience with Hamlet at Theatre on the Square in Tacoma and behold the ill-fated protagonist as he fights madness and tries to reclaim the throne of Denmark. If Shakespeare is too heavy for your taste, you’ll find other great classics in store. There’s Gilbert and Sullivan’s lighthearted opera The Pirates of Penzance at the Rialto Theater in Tacoma; the hysterical dark comedy Arsenic and 14

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Olympia Family Theater Pantages/Rialto/Theatre on the Square Tacoma Little Theatre The State Theater Washington Center

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Old Lace at Lakewood Playhouse; and an adventure to the magical world of Narnia in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe at Olympia Family Theater. All three shows are strong choices for a quality afternoon or evening of live theater for all ages. Other excellent family offerings this fall include Andrew Tyson: Piano and Garrison Keillor, both at The Washington Center for the Performing Arts in Olympia. While the Rialto Theater hosts the music and dance from ¡Fiesta, Familia, Folklore! These entertainers are certain to leave lasting impressions on all ages. Looking for a night off from the family? For a ladies’ night, spend an evening with the gossipy women of Truvy’s Beauty Parlor in Steel Magnolias at Tacoma Little Theatre, or rock out with the all-female punk band made famous in the Seattle original Angry Housewives at Capital Playhouse. For date night, it won’t get any more raucous than when the groundbreaking Broadway musical Green Day’s American Idiot comes to the Pantages in Tacoma. With so many choices this fall, the question becomes which shows will you see? Expand your family’s knowledge base and love for art with a trip to the theater. HILLARY RYAN 15


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Tacoma Free For All—Double Shot Fest September 28, 7pm Studio III 901 Broadway, Tacoma 253.591.5894 |

Gala Mystique October 19 Tacoma Art Museum 1701 Pacific Ave, Tacoma 253.272.4258 |

Master Builders Tour of Remodeled Homes September 28 & 29, 10am-5pm 12 homes throughout Pierce County 253.272.2112 |

Holiday Food & Gift Show— Dance Theatre Northwest October 19 Tacoma Dome 2727 E “D” St, Tacoma 253.778.6534 |


Hops & Crops Festival September 14, noon-6pm Mary Olson Farm 28728 Green River Rd, Auburn 253.288.7439 | Brian Regan September 20, 7:30pm Pantages Theater 901 Broadway, Tacoma 253.591.5890 | Summer’s End Car Show September 21, 9am-3pm Huntamer Park 618 Woodland Square Lp SE, Lacey 360.491.0857 |

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Jon Batiste and Stay Human October 3, 7:30pm Washington Center 512 Washington St SE, Olympia 360.753.8585 |

The Pirates of Penzance October 25 & 27 Rialto Theater 310 S 9th St, Tacoma 253.627.7789 |

Ringling Bros Circus October 3 - 6 ShoWare Center 625 W James St, Kent 253.856.6999 |

Defending the Caveman October 25 & 26, 7:30pm Washington Center 512 Washington St SE, Olympia 360.753.8585 |

Oktoberfest Northwest October 4 - 6 Washington State Fairgrounds 110 9th Ave SW, Puyallup 425.295.3262 |

Hamlet October 25 - 27 Theatre on the Square 901 Broadway, Tacoma 253.591.5890 |

Olympia Symphony From the Heart of the Countryside October 6 Washington Center 512 Washington St SE, Olympia 360.753.0074 |

Thurston County Boys and Girls Club Born to Be Wild Auction October 25, 5:30pm Great Wolf Lodge 20500 Old Hwy 99 SW, Grand Mound 360.956.0755 |

It’s Your Day Health, Beauty & Shopping Show October 12, 11am-4pm Macy’s Court, Tacoma Mall 4502 S Steele St, Tacoma 253.826.9001 |

Healthy Family Show October 26, 11am-4pm Macy’s Court, Westfield Capital Mall 625 Back Lake Blvd, Olympia 253.826.9001 |

Chihuly’s Irish Cylinders October 26 - September 1, 2014 Museum of Glass 1801 Dock St, Tacoma 253.284.4750 | Glass Pumpkin Patch October 26, 9-4pm Pioneer Park Pavilion 330 S Meridian, Puyallup

Caution Fragile! Irish Glass Tradition in Transition November 9 - September 1, 2014 Museum of Glass 1801 Dock St, Tacoma 253.284.4750 |

Garrison Keillor November 21, 7:30pm Washington Center 512 Washington St SE, Olympia 360.753.8585 | It’s a Wonderful Life November 29 - December 22 Tacoma Little Theater 210 North “I” St, Tacoma 253.272.2281 | Annual Holiday Tree Lighting November 30, 5:30pm Pantages Theater Lobby 901 Broadway, Tacoma 253.591.5890 |

Charlie Musselwhite November 9, 7:30pm Washington Center 512 Washington St SE, Olympia 360.753.8585 | Rufus Wainwright October 29, 7:30pm Washington Center 512 Washington St SE, Olympia 360.753.8585 |

Olympia Symphony From the Heart of Society November 10 Washington Center 512 Washington St SE, Olympia 360.753.0074 |


The Joy Luck Club November 1, 7:30pm Pantages Theater 901 Broadway, Tacoma 253.591.5890 |

Dance Theatre Northwest— Holiday Special November 16, 7pm Tacoma Narrows Glen 8201 6th Ave, Tacoma 253.564.4770 |

Seattle Comedy Competition November 8 & 15, 7:30pm Auburn Ave Theater 10 Auburn Ave, Auburn 253.931.3043 |

Green Day’s American Idiot Musical November 20, 7:30 pm Pantages Theater 901 Broadway, Tacoma 253.591.5890 |


Sing-a-Long-a Grease December 1, 5pm Washington Center 512 Washington St SE, Olympia 360.753.8585 | The Nutcracker December 7 - 22, 3pm Pantages Theater 901 Broadway, Tacoma 253.591.5890 | Christmas with the Gothard Sisters December 15, 2pm Auburn Ave Theater 10 Auburn Ave, Auburn 253.931.3043 |



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A scene from THE LARAMIE PROJECT Photo courtesy: Galen Wicks Photography

Steel Magnolias

October 18-November 3 The touching story of a group of gossipy southern ladies in a small-town beauty parlor dealing with life.

All performances are held on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm.

It’s a Wonderful Life

Tacoma Little Theatre 210 N. “I” St.

November 29-December 22 The classic holiday film about George Bailey and the town of Bedford Falls brought to life on the stage.


To Kill a Mockingbird

January 24-February 9, 2014 Harper Lee’s celebrated novel that deals with the contradictions of prosperity and poverty, celebrated freedom and rank injustice, and love and hate.

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dugan foundation Over the last 10 years the Dugan Foundation has provided aid to nearly 5,000 animals in the Puget Sound region, and in the years to come it is expanding its outreach efforts to animals across the state. The Foundation’s mission is to create a no-kill nation, where adoptable animals are given the opportunity to live in permanent homes. Vice President Julie Dugan explains that an obstacle in its mission is education; she believes we need to change our way of thinking in favor of adoption.

events for animal advocacy. For the seventh year this August, the foundation will celebrate animal adoption with Woofstock, an event combining lovable animals, lively entertainment and local animal organizations. Of the events, Dugan sees Woofstock as the foundation’s greatest tie to the community.

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acqua via restaurant

“An alchemy of old-world inspirations, local produce and Pacific Northwest sensibilities” is an apt description of Acqua Via in downtown Olympia, as proudly stated on the wine list created by the restaurant’s sommelier. Everything about Acqua Via, from its décor to its menu and flavor profiles, reflects this blend of traditional and contemporary loyalties. Will Taylor, head chef since age 20 of the family-owned Acqua Via, not only uses fresh local organic produce in his dishes, but has developed a strong relationship with Kirsop Farm in Tumwater so that his produce is grown by someone he knows and trusts. The result is a selection that complements Northwest favorites, such as seared day boat scallops with unexpected flavors, such as kaffir lime vinaigrette. Every dish reflects Chef Will’s creativity and influences from various cuisines such as American, French and Asian.

“That’s what it is to be a chef in America now—combining flavors from all over the world,” says Chef Will, whose culinary skills are self-taught as a family tradition. Owned by his father, along with Water Street Café, Acqua Via is Chef Will’s vision of “elevating rustic flavors.” While offering a few continuing dishes, the menu changes weekly to take advantage of the freshest flavors from Kirsop Farm and to showcase seasonal flavors, even offering original seasonal cocktails. The wine list is a combination of foreign, domestic and Washington wines, with more than a half dozen that are also organic. Enjoy lunch or dinner and watch the world rush by as you sip a glass of Washington wine, such as The Velvet Devil merlot. Relax in the country bistro atmosphere: rustic lighting, wood floors and furniture, crisp white linens, contemporary art, and a staff as dedicated to the farm-fresh organic food philosophy as the chef. KIMBERLY KETCHAM

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Asado 2810 6th Ave 253.272.7770

Mama Stortini’s 3207 E Main Ave 253.845.7569

Cutter’s Point Coffee 1936 Pacific Ave 253.272.7101

Trapper’s Sushi 206 39th Ave SW 253.891.2046

Indochine Asian Dining Lounge 1924 Pacific Ave 253.272.8200

Bonney Lake

Art House Café 111 N Tacoma Ave Tacoma 253.212.2011


Marrow Restaurant 2717 Sixth Ave 253.267.5299 Maxwell’s Restaurant & Lounge 454 St Helens Ave 253.683.4115 Melting Pot 2121 Pacific Ave 253.535.3939 Stanley & Seafort’s 115 E 34th St 253.473.7300 Treos Life Café (2 locations!) 2312 N 30th 253.212.2287 1201 Union Ave 253.301.0478


Chili Thai Restauant 3712 9th St SW 253.864.7005

Trapper’s Sushi/Sushi Town 20649 Hwy 410 E 253.891.2046


Sorci’s Italian cafe 1012 Ryan Ave 253.891.8400 Windmill Bistro 16009 60th St E 253.826.7897


Acqua Via 500 Capitol Way S 360.357.6677 RockFish 700 4th Ave E 360.753.5700 Mercato Ristorante 111 Market St NE 360.528.3663

Pizzeria la Gitana 518 Capitol Way S 360.753.2929 SWING Wine Bar 825 Columbia St SW 360.357.9464 Waterstreet Café and Bar 610 Water St SW 360.709.9090

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Oakhouse Restaurant 8102 Zircon Dr 253.584.8888

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Indochine 31406 Pacific Hwy S 253.529.4214 McGrath’s Fish House 1911 S 320th St 253.839.5000


Banyan Tree Restaurant 504 Ramsay Way 253.981.6333


Boccata Deli & Market 405 N Tower Ave 360.736.2404

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treos life cafe 2312 N 30th, Tacoma 253.212.2287 1201 Union Ave, Tacoma 253.301.0478

This cozy café is a neighborly addition to Old Town Tacoma. Owners Courtney Marshall and Brad Carpenter, who opened the business in 2013, wanted to create a dynamic, everyday coffee spot with a welcoming feel. They fell in love with the laid-back, beach-like community just up from Ruston Way on North 30th next to Old Town Park. Marshall brings a strong background in the coffee business to Treos. She is a former Forza Coffee Company owner who speaks the language of latte lovers. For Treos, she keenly created a fresh bistrostyle menu. Her eye was set on offering a succinct menu of focused choices since the 1,300-square-foot cafe doesn’t have a lot of preparation or storage space.

But saving space doesn’t mean cutting corners on flavor. Marshall elevates her Treos salad and sandwich recipes with farm-fresh produce; artisanal cheeses like Drunken Goat, Lavender Honey Goat and Dorset Red Smoked Cheddar; and gourmet European meats such as Spanish chorizo, prosciutto and Toscano salame. Happy hour at Treos means a buck off all beers, plus a fine selection of “small bites.” Guests can nibble on savory Kalamata olives or Marcona almonds with wine; nosh on soft baked pretzels; or savor Salem blue cheese potato skins and a creamy hummus, veggie and flatbread platter.

Washington, California and Europe. A Café Treos highlight is the Sequin wine cocktail, the Pinot Colada. It’s a delicious, fruity combination of pineapple juice and Pinot Grigio wine served over ice. Treos also features six regional handcrafted beers on tap and rotates them seasonally. You can fill up and take a growler of a favorite beer home too. Café Treos offers something special for everyone. Try it for breakfast, lunch or dinner any day of the week. TAMMY ROBACKER

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Fine Jewelery 103 South Meridian 253.848.1332

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fall trends—this season, make


This fall is all about making bold choices. Designers do not disappoint with their plethora of options. Leather and animal prints, rich colors, exquisite textures, and details that include military-like hardware will give you everything you need to make a statement. Fall fashion is about revamping staple items and breathing new life into classic looks. This season’s trends include a great mix of textures with an emphasis on leather. From entire outfits to the fine details, leather will be a major part of fall work wear. To break up the monotony of gray and black, designers offer a palette full of bold reds, orange hues and regal purples.

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Ladies, keep in mind that leather is versatile and easy to incorporate into any look. Try pairing a leather A-line skirt with sleek port-colored booties and topped with a crisp white blouse and bold-colored sweater. Add a structured officerinspired jacket to finish your look. The leather satchel remains fall’s go-to bag and a perfect accessory for any outfit. Rose gold bracelets and watches along with printed scarves are easy accessories that will instantly update any look this season. Gentlemen, focus on mixing it up when pairing shirts and ties. Do not be afraid to incorporate bold colors and different patterns. Plaid ties stand out against solidcolored shirts of the same color scheme. Checkered shirts go from weekend casual to conference room–ready when teamed with a smart college-striped tie. Finish your look with dark trousers, a leather bomber and loafers. fashion corespondant//ANDREA LERUM For more information: Nordstrom | White House Black Market | 29

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It is hard to believe summer has already come and gone. Fall is upon us and with it comes change. We begin to pack away our shorts and maxi dresses and look ahead to what designers have in store for us this season.

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wren & willow design to share stories An old-fashioned storefront at North Pearl and 51st Streets in Tacoma, with the name Wren and Willow above the door, inspires curiosity. Business partners Laureen Skrivan and Cliff Kendall like that. They hope people will come in off the street to visit the 1917 building they bought, restored and decorated in period style to combine their award-winning remodeling, design and restoration business with retail space. The 18-month project required gutting the inside and starting from scratch. The project went on to win the remodeling industry’s prestigious Chrysalis and REX Awards for 2013, among others.

on both sides, including an early 19th-cen- County, Skrivan will become the orgatury kitchen. Even the restrooms serve as nization’s first female president, in 2014. examples of interior design. She believes people’s homes say a great Skrivan loves the neighborhood and deal about their lives and personalities, hosts Ruston-Point Defiance Business and she tells clients, “We want to help you District meetings. “If we can inspire tell your story.” CANDACE BROWN people to bring their local business into this community it benefits everyone,” For more information: she said. 5104 N Pearl St, Tacoma Currently serving as vice president of the 253.227.8189 Master Builders Association of Pierce

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“I wanted to do something very different,” Skrivan said. “I really wanted people to step back in time.” The front holds a gallery featuring a tiled fireplace and retail space with antiques and décor items. A glass display case— paying homage to the building’s original candy store—still offers penny candy for sale. High ceilings recall an earlier time. The owners loved working with Gray Lumber and in addition to new wood, incorporated architectural salvage including reclaimed floors from a centuryold knitting mill in Olympia. “You just can’t reproduce the look and the smell of something old,” Skrivan said. “It’s patina, 100 years of wear and tear.” A central hall runs front to back with rooms 31

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the art of living

exercise protects aging brains

Physical Activity Trumps Mental Activity

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Staying mentally sharp as you age may have more to do with working out than working on crossword puzzles, new research suggests. In a study published in the journal Neurology, people who stayed physically active into old age tended to have larger brains than those who did not exercise. The brain typically shrinks in late adulthood, and this shrinkage is believed to play a role in age-related memory decline. The new research is the latest to suggest that exercise is good for the brain as well as the body. “It is pretty clear that exercise is one of the most potent things we can do to protect our brain as we age,” says University of Pittsburgh exercise and aging researcher Kirk Erickson, PhD, who was not involved with the study.

Exercisers Had Larger Brains

The new research included about 700 people living in the United Kingdom who all had brain scans when they reached the age of 73. Three years earlier, the study participants had been questioned about the leisure and physical activities they engaged in. People in the study who reported being the most physically active tended to have larger brain volumes of gray and normal white matter, and physical activity was linked to less brain atrophy. Regular exercise also appeared to protect against the formation of white matter lesions, which are linked to thinking and memory decline. Nonphysical leisure activities did not appear to protect the brain from shrinkage, suggesting that mental activity may be less important than regular exercise for preserving brain function into old age, the researchers say.

Mental Decline Not Inevitable

Erickson’s latest research suggests that it’s never too late to protect the brain through exercise. Along with colleagues, he recruited 120 older inactive adults with no evidence of 32

dementia for his study. Half began a modest exercise routine that included walking at a moderate pace for 30 to 45 minutes, three times a week. The other half did stretching and toning exercises. A year later, MRI brain scans showed that a key region of the brain involved with memory, known as the hippocampus, was slightly larger in the walking group, while it had shrunk slightly in the nonaerobic stretching group. Although his study focused on aerobic exercise, others suggest that resistance training also benefits the brain. Erickson says the accumulating research is changing the thinking about how the brain ages. “The old view is that as we get older our brains become less malleable and less able to change,” he says. “The new view is that it remains plastic even very late in life. We were able to show positive change after just one year of moderate-intensity physical activity.” Orthopedic surgeon Vonda Wright, MD, who studies aging athletes, says it is a myth that frailty and mental decline are inevitable in old age. “It is never too late to harness our body’s capacity to get stronger and more functional,” she says. “There is no pill that can do what exercise does.” SALYNN BOYLES//webmd health news


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