Brain Exercises To Improve Your Memory
In the book ‘Keep your brain alive’ by Lawrence C. Katz Manning Rubin they talk about a term called Neurobics, the unique new science of brain exercises. Neurobics uses all of your senses in new ways, by doing this you will wake up your brain and stimulate brain growth.
Brain Exercise #1:
Throw some coins in your pocket, then reach in and feel them. Without looking study their sizes, textures and edges. While doing so try to figure out what each coin is, when you think you guessed right take it out and see how well you did. With this neurobic exercise you are using your sense of touch.
Brain Exercise #2:
Walk around your house with your eyes closed. Try to recall where your furniture pieces are. Walk around slowly so you don’t get hurt. By closing your eyes and changing up your routine you are testing your memory and making it work in a way that it is not used to.
Brain Exercise #3:
Turn the TV on and place it on mute. Create a dialogue for the characters on screen. Neurobics is about stimulating the brain in different and unique ways.
Brain Exercise #4:
Do something that gets you out of your normal thinking patterns. Do you read magazines about motorcycles or camping? Try picking up a magazine you would never read. This will stimulate creativity and get your brain thinking in ways it never does.
Brain Exercise #5:
Are you a Republican or Democrat? Purposely watch a channel that you know sides different than you. Try to understand or think the way that party does to stimulate your brain in this exercise.
Brain Exercise #6:
Driving to work or running errands and all of the sudden you can’t recall how you reached your destination? Your brain has turned on it’s auto pilot. Try changing up your routine and taking a different route, this will wake up and engage your brain.
Brain Exercise #7:
Try writing with your non dominant hand for a day or maybe even a week. Like the other exercises this will stimulate your brain but this particular one will stimulate parts of the brain that are normally not engaged.
Brain Exercise #8:
Grab some spice or herb jars. Try to identify each spice or herb one by one by it’s smell.
Using your senses in different ways will stimulate your brain and creativity. That is what neurobic exercises are all about, involving each sense. So next time you do something that is routine try to do it in a different way than you are used to, it’s that easy.
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