Exercises That Are Good for Your Brain

In today’s world of computers, television, magazines and newspapers all gushing out information to us and overburdening our brains, it’s no surprise that we have trouble remembering things. Because of bells, whistles and other modern noisemakers, it’s sometimes difficult for us to concentrate on the task at hand.

We’re also struggling to multi-task– and tax our brains by going from one job to another and expecting to perform them all perfectly. It would be less complicated if we didn’t have so many outside distractions, but with mobile phone and other interruptions, no distraction is a thing of the past.

Our brains, much like the rest of us, could be taught to respond faster and more effectively when required and to recall things more easily. Since our brains are made of about 90 % water, it’s imperative that we hydrate them regularly and often by drinking lots of water– especially during stressful situations.

Sometimes, memory loss and lack of capability to concentrate is blamed on aging, but if the brain is challenged regularly it remains strong. The brain can be challenged or exercised in various ways, including puzzles (crosswords and Sudoku), games and reading.

Memory loss and lack of concentration is sometimes a result of a new medication’s adverse effects. Make sure and consult your pharmacist or health professional about any prescriptions you take that may be the cause of memory problems.

When fighting memory loss, Diet and physical exercise is also important. Eat a diet that’s healthy, including lots of fruits, fish (and lots of protein) and vegetables. Keeping in shape will also serve to help to keep your brain in working order.

Try a little something new– like taking a class at the local college or taking up a sport such as golf. Your brain will react by expanding its ability to concentrate and to tackle new projects. If you succeed in learning something new, you’ll also feel proud of yourself and in better spirits.

Struggling with memory loss can be annoying and sometimes devastating, depending on how severe the symptoms are. If you notice that your memory loss is more sudden than gradual, see a health professional to get tests that will determine if you’re suffering from a medical problem like Alzheimer’s or another type of degenerative disease. It’s important to get a diagnosis as soon as possible if you’re suffering from severe memory loss.


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