Are you into fitness? If you are, you probably be exercising regularly. Sports, strength training, or even brisk walks everyday in the evening can be counted as exercise for your body. But is that enough to keep you healthy and live a long, happy life without any problems? Experts say no.
Your brain is like a muscle, in the sense that it needs daily exercise to keep functioning properly. The problems that you witness in old people when it comes to short term memory loss, Alzheimer’s, loss in sense of what is happening around them, and other similar complications are simply the result of letting their brain to not get enough exercise. The brain too gets atrophied when left lazing around for a long time.
There are different parts of the brain that contribute to performing various everyday activities correctly. And all these activities, when done differently, give your brain the required exercise that it needs to be fit, and to keep on functioning correctly.
Giving your brain new experiences that combine physical senses”vision, smell, touch, taste, and hearing”with emotional sense stimulates more connections between different brain areas, causes nerve cells to produce natural brain nutrients that dramatically help memory, and makes surrounding cells stronger and more resistant to the effects of aging. Try these brain exercises during your morning routine or your down time and see if you feel the difference.
Experts recommend sticking to brain training that involves real-world activities. Exercises to strengthen brain function should offer novelty and challenge.
Here is a list of rather strange things that you could do differently to make sure that your brain stays healthy:
1.)Open the car window when you drive: Driving with an open window leaves your brain to learn new sounds, views, and smells from outside.
2.)Play games with everyday objects: A popular game that you could play is picking any random object, and name ten things that it can be used as. For example, a bottle can be used as a baseball bat.
3.)Break off from your routine when you buy groceries: Items in a supermarket are thus arranged that the ones which are most profitable are kept at eye level. Pick up random objects from the top or the bottom, and try to read the ingredients and such other things.
4.)Take up art: Art is one of the best known exercises for your brain, as it allows you to come up with something new out of nothing in a very subjective manner.
5.)Read: Reading is obviously a brain exercise, but try reading loudly, or to someone else. It helps your brain explore new territories it is not familiar with.
6.)Eat new foods: The sensation of taste is an example of a different part of brain, and trying out new tastes will exercise it. And who knows, you might end up having a new favorite food!
These activities can help your brain be healthy for a longer time.Remember! Healthy brain is essential for leading a long and peaceful life.