A sound mind for a bright future
Our body is a complex system whose overall functionalities are supported by a vital organ – brain. Just like how our cells, tissues, muscles etc. degenerate over time, our brain also sometimes loses its maximum capacity or potential. To be more specific, our brain has a cognitive reserve which has the ability to diminish over time due to certain neurological changes that may result in memory loss or other adverse brain disorders.
In the initial stages, this can be visible through some signs where the person might find it difficult to perform mental tasks. Just like a typical weight loss or a muscle gain workout where one can retain their muscle mass while losing weight, research indicates that by adapting to a brain healthy lifestyle and by performing regular brain exercises, one can enhance their brain’s cognitive reserve.
In today’s age it has become imperative for everybody to take a multifaceted approach towards increasing their brain ability. A study conducted in 2013 showed that by simply adapting five basic yet healthy lifestyle behaviors, one can reduce the risk for dementia and cognitive impairment by more than 60%. Some of the basic lifestyle changes can be not smoking, maintaining optimal BMI, an increased intake in healthy fruits and vegetables, regular physical activity and moderate alcohol intake.
This blog will further enunciate some important brain training exercises that can allow you to use your brain at its maximum potential.
Drive home through a new route
As simple as this sounds, taking a new direction to reach home stimulates and keeps your brain active. This enables your brain to use more senses to find your way back home which will keep it mindful. It is always advisable to avoid mundane or boring tasks to keep your brain energized and active.
Ears and eyes go hand in hand
A study conducted by the University of Puerto confirmed that out of the 137 Spanish speaking students who took a quiz about an English book, the students who were simultaneously listening to the English audio while reading the Spanish script outscored the ones who were only focused on taking the quiz. Listening to an audio clip while reading will stimulate your brain as you are engaging more senses, hence helping your mind to remember more.
Indulge in brain-activating activities and games
Simple activities such as crossword puzzles, scrabble, and chess can help in improving your memory. They are often termed as brain-boosting games as they are based on logic, strategy and memory.
At Evolve Brain Training, we believe in breaking bad brain habits and changing unwanted behavior. By the simple means of Neurofeedback sessions in Dubai, our specialists will use EEG to monitor your brainwaves. This information about your brain activity is then sent back to your brain to allow it to self-regulate. Over the course of this program, the brain will learn from these sessions and automatically undo the negative behaviors and habits. For more information on how this type of training can help improve your memory, mental sharpness and emotional well-being, visit our webpage.
Dr. Upasana Gala is the founder and CEO of Evolve Brain Training, a Neurofeedback centered institute that focuses on using non-invasive brain training techniques to maximize the brain's true potential.