We develop the brain

April 27, 2017, 13:23

Sci­en­tists have great news: if we work with health in our youth and fol­low these rec­om­men­da­tions, our brain becomes even more effi­cient in retire­ment! We just need to help him…

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Pho­to: Bur­da Media

Dr. Gene Cohen, direc­tor of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Wash­ing­ton Med­ical Cen­ter, says that the human brain actu­al­ly begins to work at full capac­i­ty … at the age of 60–80 years. The con­nec­tion between the hemi­spheres improves, intu­ition devel­ops, the gen­er­al intel­lec­tu­al lev­el reach­es a peak.

How­ev­er, this hap­pens with the right lifestyle. Here are a few tips to ensure you stay fit at any age.

1. Do phys­i­cal activ­i­ty that suits you. Yoga is very good for the brain.
2. Keep your pos­ture. Proven: a straight back “helps to think”!
3. Break up. Con­cen­tra­tion often inter­feres with the dete­ri­o­ra­tion of blood cir­cu­la­tion. After sit­ting, do not for­get to get up and walk!
4. Rest. Dur­ing work, take breaks of 10–15 min­utes every hour. This helps “reboot”.
5. Ask ques­tions. It’s not a shame to seem igno­rant of some­thing for five min­utes, it’s a shame to remain it for the rest of your life!
6. Laugh. The one who knows how to laugh at the sit­u­a­tion, relieves stress, approach­es life cre­ative­ly — and at the same time “recharges” the brain and sup­plies the body with endor­phins.
7. Try new things. New places, new expe­ri­ences, even new food — all changes keep the brain in good shape.
8. Talk to an imag­i­nary inter­locu­tor. This is a great way to open access to infor­ma­tion that is in our sub­con­scious.
9. Train your brain. Solve log­ic puz­zles, play smart games, try to do the cal­cu­la­tions in your mind.
10. Get inspired. Read biogra­phies of peo­ple whose ideas you admire. Get good expe­ri­ence.
11. Take notes. Keep­ing a diary and blog, writ­ing let­ters, mak­ing notes for mem­o­ry, fix­ing inter­est­ing sit­u­a­tions and words, writ­ing mem­o­ries — all this devel­ops.
12. Lis­ten to Mozart. Psy­chol­o­gists have found that his music improves men­tal abil­i­ties!

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