5 Activities For A Better Brain

The world works better when everyone is firing on all cylinders. That’s why we’re always looking for ways to enhance our cognitive function.

It sounds hard, but even the smallest, everyday habits can unlock our potential and serve as a workout for our minds.

Here are five simple ways to improve your mind and achieve optimal brain health.

Exercise

Regular exercise does more than just lower the risk of serious health issues like heart disease and diabetes. It can also help mental health problems, like depression, as well as enhance cognitive recall.

When participants in a trial underwent a 4-week running and walking programme, they stated that their stress and anxiety had reduced, as well as saw improvements in memory and concentration.  

So hit the gym, go for a jog, or opt to walk instead of taking public transportation, because even a small amount of exercise can aid brain health.

Meditation 

It’s important to relax sometimes, and one of the oldest forms of relaxation is meditation. Meditation has been proven to relieve stress, improve moods, boost self-esteem, and quiet the mind.

A recent study in Springer's Journal of Cognitive Enhancement suggests that meditation can prevent age-related cognitive change as well as enhance attention spans and focus.

Try downloading a free app, like Calm or Headspace, and do a few of their quick sessions a week to detox and unwind. In time, try to build towards a daily meditation practice - as little as ten minutes a day can make a huge difference.

Reading

Did you know that reading isn’t just a fun pastime, it can also improve cognitive function?

It is scientifically proven that reading a book can heighten brain connectivity, rewire the mind, as well as improve attention spans.

Because reading requires different brain functions, it’s almost like a workout for your brain. Unlike watching television or listening to music, ongoing research indicates that reading gives the brain more time to pause, process, and envision the narrative. The various activities it takes to read keeps memory sharp and the brain functioning at high-speed.

Writing

We spend all day staring at screens. While we all know a digital detox is good for our mental health and eyes, it also boosts your brain to put down your phone once in a while.

Putting pen to paper and jotting things down is beneficial in more ways than one. Not only does it get your eyes off the screen, it also helps you recall things faster. Plus, writing down your thoughts, ideas, and to-do lists make it easier for your brain to unpack itself, meaning you can relax faster.

Research has also suggested that writing activates the part of the brain associated with learning, so you’ll take in more information writing something down as opposed to typing.

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