We work out long ours for a healthy body and beautiful shape however often forget the most important part of our body that controls the entire body function. Yes you are right I am talking about our brain. We must do some regular exercises to keep our brain sharp. Exercise increases blood flow to your whole body, including your brain. And exercise seems to slow the loss of brain tissue that typically begins in your 40s. Normal aging processes can make it difficult to recall certain facts. Studies have found that exercise seems to delay or sometimes prevent these specific aging-related changes in your brain. It may even help in memory improvement.
Physical exercise for your mental fitness:
Try to learn and challenge yourself, your brain continues to grow, literally. Check out some ways you can challenge yourself.
Some of the Brain Exercises are:
Change your daily Lifestyle: Instead of taking your normal route to work, switch it up. Simple change in your routine will create wonders for keeping your brain sharp.
Neurobic Exercises: It's a training technique that uses and exercises different senses to improve your brain. Try taking out your keys and unlocking your front door with your eyes closed. Because you're doing something new and unexpected, little-used connections in your brain are activated and strengthened.
Change your route: Travel to a new place where you have never been. Your brain will work to look for correct ways to adopt and in a way this is a healthy exercise for your brain. Like traveling abroad packs an even bigger punch as you grasp the language, adjust to the culture, and experience a new take on life.
Spy a License Plate: Try to identify passing license plates by just looking at the colors and images. See how many different states you can spot in one trip. This exercise not only gives your memory a workout, but it also challenges your reasoning.
Sight: Each day, observe an object (a photograph, for example) or a person you pass on the street. Draw it immediately. This exercises short-term memory. At the end of the week, redraw the seven objects or persons you have observed. This exercises long-term memory.
Smell/Taste: When dining in a restaurant or at a friend's home, try to identify the ingredients in the dishes you are served. Concentrate on the subtle flavorings of herbs and spices. Ask the waiter or your host to verify your perceptions.
Hearing: On the telephone, practice recognizing callers before they identify themselves. Then memorize callers' phone numbers. At the end of the day, write down the names of people you have spoken with that day, as well as their phone numbers.
Exercise Your Visuospatial Abilities: Visuospatial abilities are related to the ability to make quick and accurate estimates of distances, areas and volumes. When you walk into a room with a group of people in it, try to quickly determine how many are on your right and your left, as well as the left-right distribution of furniture and other objects.
Brain exercises can help keep your thinker fit at any age. Did you know that our brain is capable of creating new neurons - no matter what our age? It's true. So go ahead - work it out!
(Sources: mayoclinic.com, cnn.com, braintraining101.com, balancedlivingmag.com)