How have you been spending your time lately? A recent study revealed that during the Covid-19 pandemic people all around the world are watching more TV that ever. While the lure of Netflix is totally understandable, and maybe even the mental break many needed to decompress during a turbulent time – it’s time to re-charge and fuel your brain now!
Engage That Brain
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, keeping your brain active may help increase vitality and possibly generate new brain cells. They also suggest that a lack of mental stimulation may increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
Here are a few tips to keep your brain stimulated:
- Spend some time each day reading, writing, or both.
- Never stop learning. Take a class or learn a new skill.
- Tackle challenging crossword and Sudoku puzzles.
- Play games with the family that requires you use your memory
- Take on a new hobby that requires you to focus.
In addition to thinking exercises, your brain benefits from a good physical workout. Just 120 minutes of aerobic exercise a week can help improve learning and verbal memory.
Something to Think About
The new research that shows how new brain cells can be created is really exciting. It’s also great to know how to keep the brain working properly and sharp. The time to work on keeping it that way is NOW, when you notice it is not working as well.
Give your brain a powerful “stimulus package” all its own? Implement at least one of these tips this week and share with your family, friends, and on social media!
Words of Wisdom
Either you run the day, or the day runs you. – Jim Rohn
Be steady and well-ordered in your life so that you can be fierce and original in your work. – Gustave Flaubert
Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. – Albert Einstein
It takes energy, mental toughness and spiritual reinforcement to successfully deal with life’s opportunities, and to reach your objectives. – Zig Ziglar
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. – Albert Schweitzer
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