Activities Proven to Stimulate Your Brain

By: Bel Marra Health | Alzheimers | Monday, July 02, 2012 - 11:56 PM

activities to stimulate brainIt’s like the old adage “if you don’t use it, you lose it” When your mind isn’t active there is a good chance it will lose its functionality. If this happens, it becomes easier for people, especially in their later years to succumb to the effects of memory loss and even Alzheimer’s disease. There has been plenty of research done that supports the idea that there are certain activities that can help in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease and memory loss.

Tips to potentially combat Alzheimer’s disease and fuzzy memory:

This could be an obvious one, but one that is often overlooked.  Reading can do wonders for improving your problem solving skills, as well as your memory and brain

A common staple in many old folks homes are puzzles. They help use the analysis parts of the brain. Some useful activities could be card games, optical illusion books, crossword puzzles and interlinking picture puzzles.

Walking is a low impact exercise that should be included as a normal part of daily life. Walking is not only a great form of physical activity, but it also helps to clear the mind of stress and worry, leaving room within it for more important details.

Deep Breathing
Just a few minutes of deep breathing every day can increase oxygen flow to the brain. This increase in oxygen can help with memory and brain functionality.

Studies have shown that the act of listening to soothing music can strengthen the brain and boost emotional intelligence.

Get Enough Sleep
This one should be obvious, but it’s often one that people forget about. If you don’t get enough sleep (oftentimes, 6-8 hours is good enough for an adult) the effects on your brain health will become apparent. Foggy memory is one way this could manifest.

Your Brain Health is No Laughing Matter

Doing any or all of these activities can really help you to stave off potential memory problems down the road, as well as more serious diseases like Alzheimer’s disease. It is important to remember that your mind is a terrible thing to waste.

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