Studies show that your brain loses some of its functionality as you age, which causes memory loss, brain fog, and even Alzheimer’s Disease.

It doesn’t have to be that way, however!

Keeping an active mind may be able to keep those negative consequences at bay. A well-stimulated brain also elevates your mood, which helps you feel better on the inside.

Here are 5 brain boosting activities to incorporate:

1. Play games that challenge and stimulate your mind.

These can include:

Picture Puzzles

Strategy Games

Crossword Puzzles

Card Games

Deduction Games (such as Clue)

Visualization Puzzles

Optical Illusions

2. Read!

Reading stimulates the brain as it activates your imagination. Reading also helps with memory retention and problem solving, especially if you’re reading a mystery.

In addition, self-help books stimulate your brain by helping you to think for yourself, as well as find solutions in your mind.

3. Exercise!

Exercising helps circulate blood that carries oxygen to your brain. Over the long-term, exercise is proven to increase brainpower and even create new neurons.

4. Meditate.

Stimulate your brain with meditation. Meditation has been shown to increase your IQ, relieve stress, and promote a higher level of brain functioning. Meditation also stimulates the prefrontal cortex of the brain, the area of the brain responsible for advanced thinking, ability and performance.

5. Listen to Music.

Studies have proven that listening to music strengthens the right hemisphere of the brain and actually changes the structure of it. Also, people who listen to music are shown to be more emotionally intelligent than those who don’t.

To get the most out of these brain boosting activities, mix them up and do a variety of them at different times. Just choosing one won’t boost your brainpower, however, combining and alternating them will give your brain the added boost you need now and in the long run.

Until next time!

Yours in health and wellness,

Francine Alleyne (RHNPโ„ข)

Holistic Nutritionist, Registered Holistic Nutrition Practitionerโ„ข

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