Change is hard. Learn to harness the power of your brain to make it easy to adopt a healthy lifestyle. Let's take a look at why the usual ways of making lifestyle changes often fail. Then I'll give you some super-easy but counter-intuitive tips to create new, healthy habits.
Mental stimulation is essential for brain health and fitness. However, it must be cognitively challenging to be helpful.
In this category, you'll learn how the right kind of mental stimulation rejuvenates your brain. This can be life enrichment activities, mainly hobbies and skills, that involve creativity, fun or learning (like music, dancing, languages, woodworking or travel).
It can also be brain training, an activity that uses technology-based products to systematically exercise the brain. You'll also discover how social interaction and learning how to manage your thoughts contribute to better brain health.
Differences in substance and style determine how successful a program will be for you. Compare these five programs and pick the right one. Here are my impressions of five of the more well-known programs - Lumosity, Anti-Aging Games, Posit Science, Dakim BrainFitness, and DaisyBrains. You'll see that all training programs are not created equal and no one program is right for everyone.
Creating art is a very effective way to stimulate the brain and anyone can do it. Learn the many benefits of art and why it works so well. It doesn't matter whether you think you are talented or not. Do it for yourself because you enjoy it, and with lessons and practice, your hidden talents will blossom. Do it because creating art is a wonderful way to stimulate your brain, improve your well-being, and possibly get healthier!
Music is good for your brain. Learn how it can improve memory, make you smarter, and help you live a happier, healthier, longer life. We intuitively know what scientists are now proving – that music helps you remember, get smarter, and live longer. Listening to music can lead to improved focus, memory and attention, language skills, and physical coordination.
If you have only 20 minutes to spare each day to work on your brain, which should you choose - brain training or meditation? It depends. Of course the brain does need continual mental challenge to stay fit, but not everyone needs a brain training program to keep their brain stimulated. If you often feel stressed out or have mentally demanding days, you are a good candidate for meditation instead.
Take a load off your memory and have less forgetfulness and frustration with these great practical memory tips. I'm going to share some common sense, practical memory tips you can use to make your everyday life easier. Rather than showing you ways to enhance your memory, I'll give you ways to better use the memory you've got.
Learning a new language is one of the most practical and effective ways to keep your mind sharp. It can actually make you smarter. Many people are unnecessarily afraid to learn a new language -- they think it will be too hard, it will take too long, or that they are too old to learn. New techniques have made language lessons fun and relatively easy. Don't let these old myths put you off of learning a new language!
Those who express gratitude daily experience numerous health and emotional benefits that seep into all areas of life. Gratitude can lower your blood pressure, alleviate anxiety, reduce your risk of depression, and help you sleep better. It can also leave you more likely to exercise regularly and achieve personal goals.
Here's a technique that can improve your memory and may help you fall asleep, sleep better and feel less stressed too. After you settle into your bed each evening, try to remember your day chronologically in as much detail as you can. Begin with getting out of bed that morning and remember as much as you can about your day.