5 Key Reasons To Improve Your Brain Power

Brain or Brawn? Chances are you’re more one than the other, but that shouldn’t matter when it comes to the power of our brain. If you’ve focused on your body, what do you think drives the body? If you’ve focused on your brain, don’t you want to keep sharpening it, especially as you glice you’re your aging years. Read on for five key reasons to improve your brain power.

You Will See the Power of Relationships

Psychology Today says “It turns out that the more diverse your friends are in type, the more they challenge you to think creatively. They provide you with information you would not normally have, and they give you different perspectives on everything. Your friends, figuratively, keep your mind open.”

It is also true that job opportunities will increase from a bigger social circle. It’s often about who you know rather than what you know. Furthermore, you probably met most people you dated due to a mutual friend. Unless of course you’re using Tinder… in which case you should… well just be careful.

You Get to Drink Coffee

Caffeine causes you to become more alert and focused as well as decrease your reaction time. It doesn’t matter if you like it black, with cream, or with chocolate chips in a Frappuccino from Starbucks. The kick of caffeine can help your brain but be careful. The effects are not permanent and too much coffee can cause jitters and anxiety.

Look for the sweet spot and drink away. Coffee can be part of a great morning routine. If you don’t like the taste of coffee, try tea! The world of tea is large and wonderful as well.

You Get to Play Games
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Mind games such as Tetris, sudoku, and cross word puzzles have proven good workouts for the brain. Studies have even shown that playing Tetris can increase gray matter for a short period. So, if you’re feeling fried, take a brake and play a game. Hopefully you’ll get plenty of those straight, long pieces. Don’t forget to get back to work, though!

You Can Lounge on the Beach

Sunlight is integral to your health and mental wellbeing. High levels of vitamin D increase your brain’s performance and even slow down your brain’s aging. Too little can cause depression and slow down your brain.

Getting sun can go hand-in-hand with your work out, or it can be worked into your relaxation and self-care. You can lounge on the beach, go for a walk, or sit on a swing in your backyard. No wrong answers!
Of course, too much sunlight is bad for your skin. Don’t forget to apply sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. Do so 15 minutes before sun exposure and reapply every 2 hours. A powerful brain is extremely important, but so is healthy skin.

It’s an Excuse for a Nap

Sleep is a time when the brain consolidates memory and learning. Those process will slow down if we don’t get our recommended 7 to 9 hours. Improper sleep can also cause the gray matter in our frontal lobe to decrease in size. This means that if you don’t get enough sleep, you will have a less functional, smaller brain.

A good night’s sleep involves practicing a routine. Have a time when you shut off all appliances, light a candle, put on relaxing music, and start to wind down. Maybe brew some sleepy time tea and read a book. Keep up with the routine and falling asleep on time will be cake.

Take care of your brain and it will take care of you, even well into your older years.

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