Saturday, April 17, 2010

:: 13 Brain Boosters :: part 2 of 2

#8. Have a Ball - practise throwing a ball up in the air and catching it. Better yet, juggling. Mastering sensory-guided movement activities can hone your brain's visual, tactile and hand-eye coordination response, with a positive impact on the brain.

#9. Step it up a Notch - Find an activity you like doing alone, like crossword puzzle, sudoko or knitting. See if, by concentrating and giving more effort to the activity, you can do it better or more quickly. There is limited value in doing an activity that does not require close attention. Always strive to raise it to a more demanding level to re-enge the brain's learning machinery.

#10. Eat fish - add fish in daily diet.Diet rich in fish can sharpen cognitive processes.

#11. Start Exercising - Get the body moving. Research ndicates exercise has positive benefits for the hippocamus, a part of the brain that is important for learning and memory. Exercise may even help the brain to create new cells.

#12. Take the Rocky Road - Walk on cobblestone path. Scientists believe that working on uneven surfaces improves the vestibular system of the inner ear, which plays a central role in balance and equilibrium.

#13. Catch some zZZs - Get a good night's sleep. If having trouble falling asleep, make sure bedroom is quiet ans dark, learn some relaxation techniques and avoid stimulating drinks after 7pm. Our brain consolidates learning and memories during sleep. Studies show that people who dont sleep enough have trouble learning new information. Sleeping well after learning something new helps the brain effectively process that nformation into long-term memory.

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