Why would we want to train our brain?
Empirical Research shows that as we get older, our cognitive ability declines. This is referred to as brain fog which is the decrease in mental clarity. This generally happens after the age of 25 years.
According to Jim Kwik, Founder of Quick Learning, studies show increased brain health leads to enhanced spirits, increased processing speed, sharpened senses, improved brain connections, and elevated learning capabilities. The key is training that works on your whole brain at once, which will improve not just cognitive function, but your overall quality of life.
He believes that there is no such thing has a bad or good memory. It is a trained memory and an untrained memory.
With the everyday use of technology, people use less of their thinking power. This makes their brain lazy.
5 Ways to train your (by Jim Kwik)
Get your memory to work: This is consciously paying attention to remember things e.g., Watching a concert and reciting important events to colleagues the next day.
Learn something new: Learning a new skill forces your brain to work e.g., a musical instrument or a new language. Actively engaging in what you’ve learned makes these neural pathways stronger, but also ensures the plasticity in your brain remains flexible, improving overall brain function.
Doing physical exercises: Studies show that if you exercise 30 minutes per day, your brain tends to process faster. Exercise increases blood flow and higher endorphin levels which helps improve brain function.
Spend time with loved ones: Meaningful engagement with people and stimulating conversations improve cognitive ability. Doing activities you love keeps the brain active.
Find a brain training program that works for you: Even when you are sitting on a couch, you can find ways of doing holistic brain exercises. This can be done in any stages of one’s life whether you seek a better memory or a longer attention span.
Studies show increased brain health leads to enhanced spirits, increased processing speed, sharpened senses, improved brain connections, and elevated learning capabilities.
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