Habits that keep the brain sharp
There are no magic pills available to boost mental capacity, but there are some commonalities.
Some habits improve mental function and protect against mental decline as we age.
Use your senses
According to Duke University, exercise called Neurobox is a challenge for the brain.
Use our 5 senses to help you exercise your mind.
Use your brain
Yes, use it or face decline in it, the more you use the brain, the faster it will work.
A few things are helpful for this purpose such as reading, playing games (not too much), learning a new language, listening to lectures, etc.
Exercise, especially physical activity that speeds up the heartbeat, such as brisk walking or swimming, is also good for the mind.
Experts can’t say exactly why this happens, but physical activity increases the blood supply to the brain and improves the connection between brain cells.
To keep your brain young at all ages, choose foods that are good for the heart and protect against heartburn.
High cholesterol and high blood pressure also increase this risk, so avoid fried foods, eat more fruits and vegetables, eat fish and prefer healthy fats such as nuts, seeds and olives.
Get help with video games
Numerous research reports have found that video games stimulate the parts of the brain that control movement, memory, planning and fine motor skills.
Music is also helpful
Playing an instrument in Bachchan helps to think better in middle age.
Music improves brain functions, especially memory and planning ability, and the good news is that it can be used at any age.
Research reports have shown that social activities help to sharpen the mind.
Learn to be calm
Too much stress damages the parts of the brain where existing cells work to store and analyze information.
To avoid this, a few simple habits can be adopted such as deep breathing, a hobby that makes you laugh, listening to music, meditation or yoga and talking to someone.
Get in the habit of getting enough sleep before and after learning something new.
Also good for a good night’s memory and mood. Adults need 7 to 8 hours of sleep every night, during which the brain cleanses itself and removes harmful substances.
Memory sharpening tools
As you grow older, it becomes harder to remember things as easily as you did in your youth.
However, it is possible to avoid certain habits such as writing things down, using the calendar and reminder features in the phone, focusing on one task at a time, learning new things gradually.
An easy way to remember names
Having trouble remembering names? If so, keep repeating a person’s name while talking to him, not loudly, at least in your mind.
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