Here's a few Great Ways to Sharpen Your Brain Power
Where's my keys, I just put them down?... What's that guy's name, it's on the tip of my tongue... I can't quite multi-task the way I used to... I can't think of that right word to describe something. It's a fact that your brain changes with age and the examples listed are all very natural occurrences as we get older.
In an article in Harvard Health Publishing online (7 Ways to Keep Your Memory Sharp at any Age) they say, “Most of the fleeting memory problems that we experience with age reflect normal changes in the structure and function of the brain. These changes can slow certain cognitive processes, making it a bit harder to learn new things quickly or screen out distractions that can interfere with memory and learning.”
The good news is that there are a number of simple things you can do to help sharpen your brain power. Here are a few that we like...
Keep Learning New Things – For example, write, read, do word puzzles, take a class, learn a language, or play games - anything that makes you think. It's like exercise for your brain and it helps to stimulate brain cells and sharpen your mind.
Antioxidants - Foods rich in antioxidants help your entire body, including your brain power. Berries, especially blueberries are full of the good stuff, dark leafy greens, grapes, carrots, salmon, dark chocolate is loaded with them, green tea, and even red wine (in moderation) and coffee. The Mediterranean Diet has been lauded as a positive attribute towards brain health.
Simple Exercise - Getting your blood pumping just 15 to 20 minutes a few times a week oxygenates your body and your brain. If walking is too much on your joints, an exercise bike works well while alleviating pressure on your joints. (Wearing quality compression sleeves have been shown to give support to your joints and back providing you with muscle and circulatory support.)
Better Sleep – Getting the right amount of sleep is important in keeping your brain alert and sharp. Being sleep deprived causes that hazy feeling in your head which affects your memory and cognitive skills. A good deep sleep has been shown to help with memory enhancing. It's recommended to try to hit the sack around the same time each night, and to stay away from TV, phone and computer screens an hour before bed. Also, cutting back on caffeine later in the day can help.
Copper Fit Compression Sleeves – These copper infused compression garments are designed to give you the most comfortable, breathable, and consistent support for your joints and back, providing you with muscle and circulatory support. Many athletes and celebrities swear by their compression sleeves, claiming they have more energy, their muscles work more efficiently, and they avoid injury while exercising.