Ways To Make Your Brain Work Better

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Play Video Games

The more you challenge your brain with daily games, the sharper it becomes. Games enable you to be more attentive and creative, be a critical thinker and learn something new. Video games or computer games are a great way to keep your brain sharp and young. They kick your brain into learning mode, increasing your concentration, attention span and problem-solving ability. Several studies have shown that video games enhance the ability of processing auditory and visual information for better response in the game, thereby enhancing decision-making skills in real life.

Avoid Stress

Studies have found that stress is a major culprit in affecting your brain’s efficiency. According to a study at the University of California, repeated instances of stress response can result in shrinking of the hippocampus, the part of the brain vital to both stress regulation and long-term memory. To stay mentally sharp and active, it is important to fight this cortisol-related aging brought on by stress. To deal with stress-related ageing, it is important to build ‘stress disruptors’ into your regular routine. This may involve simple activities such as a five-minute break in the middle of each day, during which you do absolutely nothing.

Improve Your Diet

Diet plays an integral part in improving both physical and mental functioning. As nutrients are essential for proper growth and development, they are also important for improving the efficiency of your brain. The right foods enhance brain power and reduce the risk of cognitive decline in old age. Certain foods, such as folic acid, vitamin B6 and B12, and omega fatty acids stimulate brain cells to perform better. Fruits, vegetables and whole grains help your mind as well as your body. Coffee, in moderate quantities, also keeps you sharp and alert.

On the other hand, unhealthy foods like saturated fats negatively affect the performance of your brain. Consume alcohol only in moderation and avoid tobacco. Limiting alcohol consumption may reduce the risk of dementia in old age. It is said that geniuses are not made; they are built. These steps can all help to improve your cognitive performance and sharpen your brain.

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