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8 ways to boost brain activity now!
Summer is finally over. Yes, I think all of us dropped at least one tear. With all of the summer activities, it’s the time of the year when most people feel a perfect balance. But now that summer is over, what are we going to do exercise our minds, bodies, and souls? Here are 8 different ways that you can boost activities to help support all of the above.
- Aerobic Exercise – There is a variety of research that points exercise linked to cognitive functions. One study showed adults’ brain processing speed improved after an hour of moderate exercise.
- Dance – Yes, this may sound silly but dancing can help you burn calories as well as boost brain function. Research has suggested dancing involves mental challenges such as coordination, planning and athleticism. This is believed to stop cognitive decline, for example bust out the funky chicken…yes, you still remember it!
- No Routines – Routines are boring and can sometimes make people feel trapped. So if the coffee shop down the street knows your “usual,” it may be time to change things up. Adding a twist into your day keeps the brain on its toes. It will allow you constantly learn new aspects of your body and mind.
- Laugh – A day without laughter is a day wasted. Laughter has been known to help break through creative barriers. Research has also suggested that laughing can burn calories as well as tighten your core muscles. Laughing solves most of life’s problems, kick back and geek out!
- Get Organized – Clutter is never good for anyone. Clean your office, desk, apartment, or house and your productivity will be through the roof. Research has suggested that people that live cluttered lives have a tendency to procrastinate, which we all know is never the best way to accomplish things.
- Personal Relationships – Sometimes we all just need to talk it out with a friend. A study of elderly Americans suggested that a positive relationship can help protect against memory loss. Spend some time with your friends and family to keep the memories alive!
- Staying Hydrated – Hydration is the essential to health. Whether its boosting brain activity or trying to keep the joints ready, water is an essential element to staying healthy. Most healthcare professionals suggest we should drink about 6-8 glasses of water a day.
- Fatty Foods- When we say fatty foods we don’t mean go run down the street to the closes fast food joint. Fatty foods such as nuts, have been known to improve long term memory. There is a hormone that is released during digestion that may help strengthen memory.