Brain fitness programs and games are a great way to challenge your brain. The brain’s speed and memory are impacted when using logic, word skills, and math. They are also fun and can be done in a short amount of time. Learn some tips to exercise the brain every day.
Daily meditation is perhaps the single greatest thing to do for your mind/body health. It not only relaxes you but helps create space for your brain to work in a different way. By creating a different mental state, you engage your brain in a new way that increases fitness of the brain cells.
Eat Brain Food
Your brain needs lots of healthy fats and foods. Focus on fish oils from wild salmon, nuts like walnuts, seeds like flax seed and olive oil. Eat more of these foods and less saturated fats. Eliminate trans fats completely from your diet.
Stories are a great way to build memories and share moments. Practice telling your stories so they are fun and compelling. Some basic storytelling techniques go a long way in keeping people’s interest in both you and what you have to say. Stories are one way to build bridges between people and have them be healing as well.
Less Television, More Exercise
The average person watches about 4 hours of television each day. TV viewing habits may stand in the way of many things including relationships, life, and more. Turn off the TV and spend more time living and exercising the brain and body. Physical exercise is great for the body but moving helps the brain activate muscles and get balanced. Choosing exercise to challenge the brain helps.
Brain training in the form of reading, learning new skills, or something else is a hot trend. There are formal courses, websites, books, and programs on how to train the brain to work better and faster. There is research behind programs but basic principles are memory, visualization, and reasoning. Work on these concepts daily and the brain will be ready for most anything.
The Last Resort provides a safe, supportive environment for men in a retreat-like setting. We help you get your brain retrained for life in recovery. However you find your way to the Last Resort, we endeavor to provide a haven where you can journey through recovery feeling like your life and story have meaning and a purpose. Call us to find out more: 512-750-6750.