Monday, December 28, 2009

10 Tips for Brain Fitness

Like the rest of your body, your brain requires exercise to stay fit. Fortunately, Botsford Hospital in Farmington Hills, MI provides us with 10 easy daily activities we can all do to maintain our brains. These tips are especially important for seniors!
  1. Play games for 15 minutes
  2. Meditate daily for relaxation
  3. Eat healthy fats for better brain function: fish oils, olive oil, flaxseed and walnuts
  4. Tell detailed stories - the details help you solidify memories
  5. Turn off your TV!
  6. Exercise your body to increase oxygen to your brain
  7. Branch out and read something different
  8. Learn a new skill
  9. Make simple changes - the more something is second nature, the less your brain has to work to do it
  10. Train your brain by focusing on fun activities that promote memory, visualization and reasoning

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