The mind is a powerful tool. Noetic science and
quantum physics focus on the brain as an important aspect of modeling and
creating the reality around us. The thoughts that emerge from the brain coupled
with the correct emotion are even considered to have a certain weight, given
its impact on oneself and the world around.
However, the brain does remain listed among the
few parts of the body that are not much likely to be cared about. So if you're
thinking of ways to flex your mental muscle, here are a few things you'd like
to try out.
While vitamin B9 continues to remain in the
spotlight for improving brain function, vitamin B12 managed to share the stage
as well. The researchers from the Oxford University, UK, discovered that those
with higher levels of vitamin B12 had six times lesser risk of developing
age-related brain shrinkage and other mental ailments.
your cranial play
If you're one of those who can't seem to
remember names and cell phone numbers, consider getting the old chessboard out.
Make up mnemonics and play with words. Keep your brain busy with a lot of
different mind activities such as solving a puzzle or playing a game.
It has been confirmed decades back that copper
is a micronutrient essential for the healthy functioning of the central nervous
system. The neural synapses (gaps between two adjacent neurons) become stronger
when there is adequate amount of copper in the body. Lamb liver, pears, shitake
mushrooms, sesame paste, cashews and oysters are good dietary sources of copper
and including more of these foods in your diet could actually increase your
ability to learn and remember.
Learning and speaking more than one language
makes up for an agile mind. What actually happens is that when you speak more
than one language every day, more areas of your brain become active, keeping
you miles away from Alzheimer's and other mental illnesses. Ciao!
Water levels in your body do have a great impact
on your brain function too. Just 90 minutes of steady sweating can cause your
brain to shrink as much as in a year. That's why it's extremely important to
keep up your fluid levels. Lowered fluid levels have negatively impacted work
and school performance among many.
Don't really approve of learning a foreign
language? Research has it that mastering your own language, both verbally and
written, could actually benefit your brain in the long run. A study conducted
on more than 600 people demonstrated that good language and literacy skills
lead to robust minds in old age and also reduced the risk of Alzheimer's
disease to a considerable extent.
Moderate exercise is essential for the healthy
functioning of the body. But who knew, aerobics and other exercises could
actually play a pivotal role in neurogenesis (creation of new brain
cells). In adult brain, running is thought
to stimulate the brain to create more neurons, thus boosting memory and brain
function. Exercise also triggers the release of proteins that are known as
'brain growth factors'