Five easy ways to exercise our brains
Everything that goes through our head has some impact or another in the body, and everything we feel affects what we think, and vice-versa. And, although it is impossible to control our emotions, it is important to do specific exercises that distance us from our emotions and keep our brain running well.
There are many things in our daily lives that can contribute to the development of diseases such as Alzheimer’s and the deterioration of our memory.
Be happy about little victories and celebrate them.
It is important to know when we deserve to feel satisfied with ourselves, because patting ourselves on the back for a job well done has a positive effect on our emotions. The key is in motivation, because the brain cannot distinguish between real and perceived progress. So, if we have the feeling that we are doing things well, we’ll keep doing them and fulfilling our goals.
Exercise is vital.
Both exclusively for the brain (it’s a muscle and we must exercise it), and for the entire body, when we get exercise it improves our circulation and the brain receives oxygenated blood more easily, helping us to think with greater clarity.
Indeed, studies confirm that only 20 minutes of exercise a day can improve the memory and how we process information.
Never stop learning.
However old you are, you have to keep your brain young. And to do this, we can activate different areas of the brain by learning new things, like a language, how to play an instrument, etc. In other words, thinking outside the box so that the brain does not get used to the same-same thoughts all the time.
They also recommend making lists, of whatever: your dreams, the jobs you would like to have, foods that you like… The free association of ideas greatly benefits brain activity.
Sit up straight
Posture is extremely important, as they have discovered that people feel more secure and receptive when they sit with a straight back, than those who have bad posture or curve over to look at their cell phones, who feel more vulnerable.
Get away from screens when you sleep
It is proven that light from screens negatively affects sleep, as it slows down the production of melatonin (sleep hormone). For this reason, they recommend avoiding exposure to light from screens for at least two hours before going to sleep. And you’re thinking: No way. I have to check my cell phone before I go to bed. Well, we will give you one more reason not to do it: the brain needs six to eight hours to get rid of amyloid beta, a neurotoxin found in people with Alzheimer’s.
As you can see, these exercises are easy to do if we take the health of our brain seriously. And, if you are starting to notice that you are getting forgetful or have brain fatigue, El Naturalista recommends Ginkgo Memori for you: a preparation based on ingredients that contribute to normal intellectual performance and to decreasing fatigue. It is ideal for students, improving the concentration, or for people with cognitive problems due to their age.