How did you do? If you didn't do too well on this memory game, don't worry. It's not too late to engage in powerful mental exercises to improve your brain's health!
To improve memory, you need to keep learning and developing new skills. The key is changing it up to challenge your brain in different ways. You might try...
Improve your problem solving skills through crossword puzzles, chess, sudoku or jigsaw puzzles.
Building A Skill
Create new pathways in your brain by learning an instrument or language.
Improve your focus by practicing meditation through pottery, art therapy, knitting, or painting.
Try this brain teaser: There's a bathtub filled with water in front of you. You have a spoon, a cup, and a bucket. What is the fastest way to empty the tub?
Use a spoon to fill the bucket
Use a bucket
Pull out the plug
Use a cup to fill the bucket
Let Your Brain Recharge
In the age of information overload, it’s worth remembering that our smartphones aren’t the only thing that needs a regular recharge. Our minds do too.
Consolidation is when our brains turn short-term information into long term memory. This happens while we're sleeping!
Recharging your brain means getting enough sleep. On average, we need about 7-8 hours of sleep every night.
If you are getting ready for an important presentation, how should you prepare?
Sleep less and wake up early to study
Drink lots of coffee while preparing
Study all through the night
Get a good night's sleep
Move Your Body
Daily exercise, like a 20-30-minute walk, can help your brain function. Studies show physical activity can prevent and even slow down cognitive decline like dementia.
Get moving by:
Riding a bike around your neighborhood
Setting a daily walk reminder
Joining a local gym or dance club
Connect With Others
The more social connections someone has, the better they are at preserving mental function and memory,
Positive social time with others (friends, family, coworkers, and even strangers!) can help stimulates the brain and keep it sharp.
Take 5 minutes today to give your brain a workout!
Which strategy will you try first?
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