The gym trains your muscles. You may go for a run or go for hikes to train your endurance. Maybe you do neither of those, but still wish you exercised more. Well, here is how to train one of the most important parts of your body: your brain. All parts of our body age. And our brain does too. Perhaps you have witnessed the natural deterioration of brain functions in older relatives?
Tip – Turn off your mobile, laptop and focus on one task
Tip – Sit quietly for 10 minutes a day, concentrate on breathing and allowing your thoughts to enter your mind.
Tip – if gaming just isn’t you try more traditional ways to challenge the mind, word searches or Sudoku.
Tip – Enrol on a college course, online if you haven’t got the time, do something you enjoy in your spare time.
Tip- Write down your current diet each time you eat something, then start making a few swaps. We think you’ll be surprised at what you eat that you think you don’t!
Tip – Even if it means taking a brisk walk around where you live or dusting off the cross trainer in the corner of your room, you know – the one that has been holding up all those clothes you have been meaning to hang up!
Tip – if you are getting less than 7 hours’ sleep take some measures to address this, make that bedroom dark and comfortable, develop a relaxing bedtime routine.