Tips for Increasing Brain Power

Relying on your brain’s neuroplasticity, brain training can improve attention span, intelligence and problem-solving skills. With that being said, here are some simple ways for you to boost your brain power:

Limit multitasking
(for more about this check out my previous post) You’d think that multitasking would be good for your brain, right? Nope – people who multitask actually reduce their attention span, have difficulty changing tasks and are often unable to recall information. In this way, people who perform tasks one at a time are more competent and efficient.

Eat well
You are what you eat – nutrition directly affects your brain function. Like an expensive car, your brain functions best when it gets only premium fuel. Eating high-quality foods that contain lots of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants nourish the brain and protect it from oxidative stress — the cell-damaging “waste” (free radicals) that gets produced when the body uses up oxygen.

Learn something new and exercise your brain
Just like a physical work out, learning something new stimulates and exercises your brain by creating new neural pathways. This allows your brain to develop and grow, increasing your intelligence and providing you with a new or novel experience. Novel experiences tend to give you a rush of dopamine, the reward chemical, which can increase your motivation and boost your mood. If you’re looking to try something new, why not take up a new hobby or expand your academic horizons and enrol in a course. Upskilled is an online education provider which is perfect for busy individuals who don’t have the time to study full time on campus. With over 90 Nationally Recognised Qualifications across most disciplines, you can learn a wide range of new skills at your own pace!

Ensure you’re getting enough sleep
As if you needed another excuse to spend more time in bed! During your sleep cycle, your body regenerates your brain cells so it’s very important to go to bed early and enjoy the benefits of that REM sleep!

Exercise regularly
Not only does exercise give you that endorphin rush, it also helps to improve your memory, reduce inflammation and encourage the growth of new brain cells, and stop the decline of IQ with age!

 

Clara

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