Easy Brain Training Exercises to boost Brain power
Curious to know how to boost your brain power and memory? Read on to discover 5 easy brain-boosting exercises you can incorporate into your routine, starting today.
Our brain is at the center of our nervous system and controls every process in the mind and body. The brain, on average, comprises only about 2% of the body’s total weight, but uses 20% of its total energy and oxygen intake. This is why we need to take care of our brain.
Just like physical activity, cognitive exercises are crucial for keeping the mind sharp, increasing focus and preventing memory loss. Simple exercises, if undertaken regularly, can prove powerful and improve memory and thinking skills.
A single exercise session can help enhance one’s cognitive abilities better than a cup of coffee can. Ten to 40 minutes of exercise can give an immediate boost to your brain power and can also increase concentration levels by improving blood flow to the brain.
We’ve listed below a few and keep your brain sharper for longer.
Change your daily routine
A set daily routine will often put our brain on auto-pilot mode.
If you change your routine, your brain will stop getting used to similar patterns every day, making the brain stay alert at all times.
A great example will be to explore new routes when commuting to and from work. The lesser the brain identifies with a set pattern, the more active and vigilant it will get.
Switch your dominant hand with your non-dominant one
If you are right-handed, your left hand is your non-dominant hand, and if you are left-handed, your right hand is the non-dominant one.
Switch your hands when performing daily activities like brushing your teeth, combing your hair or playing an instrument. Doing this helps in creating new neural pathways and new brainwaves, thus optimizing your brain to perform at its optimum.
Solve jigsaw puzzles
It’s time to invest in the 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle of your favorite Disney character or that of the most-visited Dubai landmark of the Burj Khalifa or the Eiffel Tower.
Solving a puzzle is an excellent way to strengthen your brain muscles. It challenges your brain by utilizing multiple cognitive abilities.
Build your vocabulary or learn a new language
Learning something new every day is an excellent cognitive boosting activity.
Mastering a new language or building your vocabulary has more than one benefit. While you’re upgrading your skill set, you’re also continuously challenging your brain and stimulating it.
Involve all your senses
Using all your senses in one go can certainly prove beneficial in exercising your brain muscles.
Some activities that enable this include baking a new batch of cookies or visiting a new restaurant to try out a new menu. You can also visit a farmer’s market to ensure a fun day out for all your senses.
Start exercising your brain today
Activities that are new and complex are good brain training exercises.
At Evolve Brain Training in Dubai, we specialize in neurofeedback therapy, a treatment that simply mirrors your brain activity onto a device in front of you.
Your brain is then trained to make changes and transition to show improvements in memory, focus, mood and more with some more evidence-based brain exercises.
Talk to our neurodevelopment experts today for assistance.
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.