Exercises to become smarter


Your brain's new experiences contribute to your health, and simple brain exercise will prevent you from losing memory and sharpen your brain.

In a report published by Reader's Digest, Larry Cats and Manning Rubin say training your brain in new sensory experiences, including "emotional sensation," creates connections between different brain regions. You can do brain exercises in the morning or at rest, and you'll notice the difference.

Wash your teeth with your less frequently used hand
Research has shown that using the other side of your brain expands the cortex, which controls and processes the tactile information from the hand.

Exercise: Wash your teeth with your hand that you use less, and don't forget to open the toothpaste tube and apply it to the brush with the same hand.

Create a collective art project
Art activates the non-verbal and emotional parts of the cerebral cortex. When you create a work of art, you rely on the parts that are interested in the shapes, colors and textures of your brain.

Exercise: Ask each person in the group to draw something related to a particular topic related to an issue, feeling, or event.

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Take a shower and close your eyes
As you pass your hands over your entire body, you may feel different in your body tissues, which can send new messages to your brain.

Exercise: Try using your tactile senses and locate the taps using the sense of touch only, adjusting the water temperature. Take a shower and close your eyes.

Establish more social relations
Scientific research has shown that social deprivation has severe negative effects on cognitive abilities.

Exercise: If you are thirsty, go for a drink from someone instead of a vending machine. If you need gasoline, pay the counter officer instead of passing your credit card with the pump.

Change the order of your morning activities (Pixabee)

Change the order of your morning activities
Brain imaging studies suggest that the exercise of new tasks affects large areas of the cerebral cortex, leading to high level of brain activity. In contrast, activity decreases when morning tasks become routine and spontaneous.

Exercise: Wear your clothes after breakfast, take a stroll to new places, change the TV station you are watching. Watching a children's program can stimulate the brain to see how deep the programs are.

Turn the familiar things upside down
When you look at things in their usual state, the left part of your brain quickly calls them to shift your attention elsewhere. But when the same objects are turned upside down, the networks of the right part of your brain try to translate the shapes, colors, and relationships that bewilder these images.

Exercise: Turn your family photos, desk clock, or calendar upside down.

Useful for your brain to replace your seat at the dining table.

Replace your seat on the dining table
Often everyone has their own seat, but it is good for your brain to have new experiences.

Exercise: Change the position of your chair at the dining table, the person sitting opposite you, the sitting angle in the room and the way you get salt and pepper.

"Ten things"
Forcing your brain to think of alternatives for the purposes you use every day keeps it strong.

Exercise: For someone to give you a specific purpose, you must give them ten different "things" that can be used for that purpose. For example, a fly swatter might be a tennis racket, a golf putter, a fan, a drumstick, a violin, a shovel, a microphone, a baseball bat, or a paddle.

Changing the smells you breathe every day activates new nervous pathways in your brain (Pixabee)

Change the smells you breathe every day
You may not remember when the smell of coffee heralds the beginning of the day. However, attaching a new smell like vanilla or peppermint to any activity you exercise will stimulate new nervous pathways in your brain.

Exercise: Put a sample of your favorite smell near your bed for a week and open the package and inhale as soon as you wake up, and then the ball in the shower and wear your clothes.

Open the car window
The area involved in the processing of memories known as the "hippocampus", associates smells, sounds and scenes to create mind maps.

Exercise: Identify new smells and sounds that come across you, and open the windows of your car to help give this area of ​​the brain more energy.

Playing with coins strengthens the connections

Playing with coins
Because our brains rely on visual signals to distinguish between organisms, the use of touch to identify objects increases the activity of cortical areas that process tactile information, and this strengthens the ability of neural connections.

Exercise: Put a cup full of coins with your drink holder in your car. While on the traffic light, try to identify the currency categories by touching them. You can put coins in your pocket and select them.

Search in stores
Stores are designed to put the most consumed products in front of you, and when you shop you don't notice that there are too many products on offer.

Exercise: Stop and browse a top-down shelf.If there's something you haven't seen before, take a look and read the ingredients. You don't have to buy it, but it breaks your routine and introduces you to a new product.

Change your reading style (Pixabee)

Change your way of reading
When we read aloud or listen to someone reading, we use brain circles quite different from those we use when reading silently and for ourselves.

Exercise: Read aloud to your family or friend, and rotate with them the roles of the reader and the listener. It may take a lot of time to finish the book, but you'll have fun.

Eat unfamiliar foods
The sense of smell can recognize millions of smells, and is directly related to the center of emotion in the brain, so new smells may provoke unexpected feelings and bonds.

Exercise: Choose an unfamiliar kitchen for you to try, and learn about a range of fresh vegetables, seasoning methods and canned goods.

ref: aljazeera