Nowadays, a lot of people are obsessed with a healthy lifestyle. They eat wholesome food, workout at the gym, and all that jazz. But they tend to forget that our brain needs exercise too. Especially if you've started having memory lapses more often.
Yes, we learn things throughout our entire lives, but we still don’t know everything because we forget a lot of information. So, if people keep saying you have the memory of a goldfish, don't fret! Just try these simple brain exercises to help you out.
TIMESTAMPS: Read books aloud 0:31 Switch hands during daily activities 1:17 Elevate your heart rate 3 times a week 2:01 Eat with chopsticks 2:40 Wear earplugs 3:19 Create word pictures and puzzles 3:52 Do the 4 detail observation exercise 4:23 Blast some tunes 5:13 Clench your fist 5:47 Doodle 6:25 Have a good laugh 7:27
SUMMARY: - When you speak and hear yourself speaking at the same time, it helps the brain to store the information. You can practice this exercise with your friend or child. - If you try to switch to your “other hand”, it’ll strengthen neural connections in your brain, making your mind and memory sharper. - Regular aerobic exercise may increase the size of the hippocampu. It’s the part of the brain responsible for transforming information into new memories. - Eating with chopsticks is one of the most effective ways to make your brain perform better. And here’s how it works: using chopsticks grows new dendrites, which are extensions of nerve cells. - Experiencing the world without sound is a great booster for our cognitive abilities, including memory. You can try this technique, for example, during a family breakfast. - Think of any word you like and visualize its spelling in your head. - If you have to cram for an exam or read and remember some stuff that’s related to your work, you’d better do it with pleasant background music. Listening to music helps our brain to retain information. - Clenching the right hand for 90 seconds helps in memory formation. If you do the same with your left hand it can improve your memory recall. - When we listen to something, we tend to daydream, and daydreaming distracts us from grasping the information. A simple task, like doodling, is efficient enough to stop the daydreaming, making us more perceptive of audial information. - If you keep forgetting where you’ve put your keys or phone, maybe all you need is a short giggle sesh.