You may think regularly about how to keep your body in shape, although when was the last time you thought about keeping your brain “in shape.” Most doctors say one of the main ways to keep your brain healthy is by a good diet and physical exercise. Hopefully these two are already in your daily routine. If you are looking for some new ways to keep your brain healthy, try some of the following:
Doing Math In Your Head: Figure out problems without the aid of pencil, paper or computer. Try walking at the same time to make it more difficult and get some healthy motion in, too.
New Route Home: How many of us at the end of a long work day, go on auto pilot and drive home. Try flexing that brain muscle and try a new route home.
Word Pictures: Visualize the spelling of a word in your head, then try and think of other words that begin (or end) with the same two letters.
Test Your Recall: Make a list of grocery items, things to do, or anything else you
can think of and memorize it. An hour later, see how many items you can recall.
Make items on the list as challenging as possible for the greatest mental
Take A Class: Learn to cook a new, healthy cuisine in a cooking class. Cooking uses a number of senses: smell, touch, sight and taste, which all involve different parts of the brain. Or if cooking isn’t your thing, try a foreign language, gardening, or dance class.
Refine Your Hand-Eye Abilities: Take up a new hobby that involves fine-motor skills, such as knitting, drawing, painting, or assembling a puzzle. Or it might be as simple as brushing your teeth with your non-dominant hand.
Get Enough Sleep: Lack of proper sleep has been associated with poor memory for quite some time. Tonight try starting your night time routine a bit earlier.
Healthy habits are rooted in the way you think, lets continue to keep our brain refreshed and on point!