What’s good for our hearts and waistlines also appears to be good for our minds. Anyone with a brain exercises these days, but did you know exercise can return the favor and train your brain? Not only is exercise smart for your heart and weight, but it can make you smarter and better at what you do. Scientists believe that exercising your brain can create a ‘cognitive reserve’ that will help you stay sharp as you age.
Play Games: Games play a vital role in triggering your brain. Sudoku, crosswords and electronic games can all improve your brain’s speed and memory.
Do Physical Exercise Regularly: Physical exercise is great brain exercise too. By moving your body, your brain has to learn new muscle skills, estimate distance and practice balance.
Think Ideas: Thinking ideas has double benefits, it not only improves the capability of your mind but also helps you to apply those ideas to progress faster in your career graph. Make a habit of thinking ideas and solving something (puzzles, sums, problems whatever you like).
Read Something Different: Read books on various topics and think analytically. Books are portable, free from libraries and filled with infinite interesting characters, information and facts. Branch out from familiar reading topics.
Discuss on Topics: Habit of discussions is good exercise for brain. Discuss with your friends or family members on different topics. It will improve various faculties of your brain.
Learn a New Skill: Learning a new skill works multiple areas of the brain. Your memory comes into play, you learn new movements and you associate things differently.
Watch informative programs: Informative and general knowledge based programs prove a great diet for your mind. On television-too much entertainment makes your mind lazy. Also watch discussions.
Make Simple Changes: To really help your brain stay young, challenge it. Change routes to the grocery store, use your opposite hand to open doors and eat desert first. All this will force your brain to wake up from habits and pay attention again.
Use Power of Meditation: Learn to keep your mind relaxed with the help of meditation. Meditation not only relaxes you, it gives your brain a workout. By creating a different mental state, you engage your brain in new and interesting ways while increasing your brain fitness.
Brain is the boss of your body. And it needs to be taken care of. Inactivity and lack of mental exercise can result in mental decline. Your brain learns by interacting with the worldly matters through perception and action. The good news is that the brain has the capacity to rewire itself and thus even in old age it can grow neurons. So exercise your brain. Nourish it well. The earlier you start the better. Start using our brain; keep it active all through your life with stimulating exercise!