KEEPING IT SIMPLE WITH BRAIN TRAINING
by Bryan Schubert
Each passing day marks significant changes in your brain’s level of functioning, and if you want those changes to be positive, you’re going to need to exercise your brain, just like you do your muscles. Don’t worry about the complexity of the exercises to start, because no matter how simple or complicated they are, you’re assured of continued mental fitness.
Warm-up Your Brain
Here’s a basic challenge you can give it. In performing your daily routines switch to the hands that you don’t normally use. Say you’re a lefty; utilize the right hand in brushing your teeth, controlling the mouse, or even switching channels with the remote. Do not be alarmed by the awkward feeling. Your brain is adapting to a new skill and the more you expose it to such activities the more chances you create in strengthening neural connections.
Tips for the Kids
Play is the universal language for the little ones. It can be used to improve the brain’s network of communication with other parts of the body. The simple act of manipulating clay dough can do wonders for your child’s hand-brain coordination. Moreover, it can lay the groundwork for the establishment of fresh neural connections.
The nomadic nature of early human civilizations contributed in their fight for survival, especially under harsh conditions. Constant travel from one place to another aided them in developing tools that could amply support their needs in adaptation and progress. Furthermore, the constant movement by these ancient groups allowed them to have a more diverse diet, leading to better brain nourishment.
Medical experts suggest that you spark up your brain at an early age. This act is important in storing cognitive reserves that will help you fend off brain damaging disorders.
Dust of the Board Games
Board games like crosswords and scrabble are great for stimulating the brain. In England, a unique finding has been made about Bingo. Elders who are fond of the game have shown a significant improvement in hand-eye coordination. Their regular engagements also led to reduced memory loss.
A research group at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation discovered how you can enhance your brain’s capability of giving out information to various muscle groups. 30 individuals were asked to imagine themselves using the little finger and elbow flexor in different routines. Furthermore, they were instructed to focus on the movements and make them as real as possible.
At the conclusion of the experiment, the pinky group came out with added muscle strength of 35 percent. 13.4 percent was the figure that the elbow people came up with. Scans from the participants reflected high amounts of activity and focus in the prefrontal cortex.
Don’t let age hinder you from harnessing the powers in your head.
According to some research, an older brain can give you an edge. Neurons in their advanced state have increased capacities of being enriched.
So no matter what age you are, it’s never too late to start exercising your brain.
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