We never try to google “how to keep your brain healthy”. These are 10 short span brain workouts which help you to sharpen, exercise and keep your mind healthy.
Our brain needs new experiences that compiles physical senses like – vision, smell, touch, taste, and hearing.
There should be an emotional sense which induces more connections in our different brain areas. This causes our nerve cells to produce those hormones that help in retaining our memory. It makes our brain cells stronger and invulnerable to the effects of aging.
Try to involve these brain exercises in your daily morning routine and observe the difference.
Brush teeth with your non-dominant hand
According to research if you brush your teeth using your non-dominant hand, the opposite side of your brain (in this exercise) can result in speedy and significant results. In this part of the cortex which controls and operates tactile information from the hand.
Brain exercise: You have to apply the toothpaste in reverse direction and then brush your teeth
Shower with your eyes closed
Your hands will observe diverse compositions of your own body which you don’t “see” and will send messages back to your brain.
Brain exercise: Try using just your tactile senses. Try to locate the taps solely by feeling it and regulate the temperature. Then wash, shave and all that stuff with your eyes shut.
Switch around your morning activities
Different studies related to brain imaging proofs that novel task exercise induces levels of brain activity in distinct areas.
In this exercise, you can change different routines like change your route for jogging or change your news channel. Even if you watch a kids program instead of news that will also help you to regain your mental health.
Turn familiar objects upside down (literally)
When you look at things right-side up, your left “verbal” brain quickly labels it and diverts your attention elsewhere.
When things are upside down, our right brain tries to interpret different colors, shapes, and relationships of a picture.
Brain exercise: Try to change the positions of your family picture or your clock or your shoe stand.
Switch seats at the table
Usually, in most of the families everybody has their “own” seat reserved on the dining table, but for your brain improves from new experiences.
Brain exercise: Try to switch your seats and your view as well. Even try to memorize how you serve food and reach for salt and pepper.
Make a new connection with your nose
You don’t know how you “associated” yourself with the smell of coffee but a change of new odor will give you a new sense of remembering things.
Brain exercise: Use your favorite scent for one week. Inhale it when you wake up and then again while you go out for your work.
Open the car window
Our brain consists of an area where it processes all the memories, especially those which are involved in sounds, sights, and odors.
Brain exercise: Try to analyze new sounds, odors, and structures on your route. Opening the windows gives a more raw material image to your mind.
Play “10 Things”
Force your brain to interchange between things so that it will help to keep it strong.
Brain exercise: This game is quite amazing if you want a healthy brain. You have to demonstrate 10 different things that the object can be. Example: a pen might be a sword, a golf bat, a stick.
Scan at the supermarket
Yes, this actually helps to keep your brain strong. Scan the store very carefully and try to remember the things.
Brain exercise: Stop in the hallway and look at the things which you have never seen before. Pick it up and go through the ingredients. You don’t have to buy it but it will give you an experience of recognizing things.
BY SHAGUFTA ALI | DKODING MEDIA