Do you think brain exercises make a difference in your mental health? The current thinking is that exercising the brain is like exercising your muscles. The further you exercise your brain, the stronger it will become. There are some in the medical and scientific community who say that regular brain exercise will ward off age-related dementia ailments such as Alzheimer’s disease.
Then there are those who say that mind related ailments are caused by hereditary factors and brain exercise will not reduce your chance of developing Alzheimer’s disease or other conditions of dementia. But regardless of who is correct, it is a good idea to keep your mind in good shape.
Solve Some Math Problems:
You can do a lot to keep your brain in good shape. You can go back to the lessons of your school days. Even if math was not your desired subject, you could use it today to sharpen your mind. Perhaps you have kept your pledge you made in school, that you would never do the math once you graduated. You might reach for the calculator no matter how simple the math problem.
But put away the calculator and do some good old fashioned addition, subtraction, multiplication, and addition. You do not have to get into calculus to charge up your brain. Simple math problems and a pencil and sheet of paper will suffice.
Learn Some New Skills:
You say you are always working with numbers and you can do complex math problems in your sleep, well then, you should try something new. For instance, one of the best ways to exercise your brain is to learn a new language, or a new musical instrument, or a new skill of any sort.
The belief is that your brain does not get stronger if all you do is stay with the same mental tasks day in day out, year after year. If you shake your brain up a little, challenge your brain to learn a new task, then you are in a sense waking your brain out of a rut. It is like trying a new exercise routine, a new workout that your body is not used to, so you have to use different muscles.
Physical exercise is also good for your brain. Perhaps it is the extra oxygen to the brain because of the better circulation exercise produces throughout your body. You do not have to train or the Olympics though. Even a regular walk after dinner will make a difference in your mental health.
There are some ways to build your mental strength. Many you can start right now. Give some thought to brain exercises and get started today.