Easy Brain Training Exercises to boost Brain power
Our brain is at the center of our nervous system and controls every process in the mind and body. The brain on an average comprises 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 exercises, cognitive exercises are crucial for keeping your mind sharp, increase focus and preventing memory loss. Simple exercises if undertaken regularly can prove powerful and improves memory and thinking skills.
A single exercise session can help enhance our cognitive abilities better than a cup of coffee can. 10 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 have listed below few easy exercises you can take to enhance the functioning of your brain.
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 the similar patterns everyday and thus making it stay alert at all times. A great example will be to explore new routes to commuting to and for 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 to undertake daily activities like brushing your teeth, combing your hair, playing an instrument. This helps in creating new neural pathways and new brainwaves, thus optimizing your brain to perform at its optimum.
Solve Jigsaw Puzzles
It is time to invest in the 1000 pieces jigsaw puzzle of your favorite Disney character or simply your most visited landmark the Burj Khalifa or the Eifel tower. Solving a puzzle is an excellent way to strengthen your brain muscles. It challenges your brain recruiting multiple cognitive abilities.
Build your vocabulary or learn a new language
Learning a language or building your vocabulary has more than one benefit, while you are upgrading your skill set you are also continuously challenging your brain and stimulating it. Learning something new everyday is an excellent cognitive boosting activity.
Involve all your senses
Using all your senses in one go can certainly prove beneficial in exercising your brain muscles. Some of these 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.
To sum it up, activities that are new and complex are good brain exercises.
At Evolve Brain Training in Dubai, we specialize in neurofeedback in Dubai, a treatment that simply mirrors your brain activity onto a devise in front of you. Your brain is then trained to make changes and transition to show improvements in memory, focus, mood & 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.