• 10 Ways to Keep Your Mind Active

  • by Chloe Chelf
10 Ways to Keep Your Mind Active

Muscles and memory can wane as time progresses or a result of lifestyle changes. There are certain assumptions associated with mental illness and aging clouding peoples’ potential. It’s your choice to examine your habits in order to strengthen your abilities. Keep your mind engaged for healthy aging. Implement these 10 strategies into your routine to reduce health issues and seek advice from your medical professional.

Physical Maintenance

Adding 30 minutes of exercise into your daily routine can improve memory, boost energy, and create a greater resistance to diseases. Whether it’s going on a walk or swimming, the main objective is to deliver oxygen to the brain to enhance a better wellbeing.

Healthy Eating

A better wellbeing also involves eating right and often. While exercising every day, your body will need proper nutrients to keep up with your physical performance. Maintain a balanced diet of low cholesterol and low carbohydrate foods with plenty of fruits and (especially) vegetables.

Mental Fitness

Stanford University researchers have indicated memory retention is associated with mental exercises. Keeping up with mental stimulation can improve memory 30-50%. Some activities to practice include reading the newspaper, magazines and books, and completing crossword puzzles and word games, etc.

Protect Your Head

Some consequences due to head injuries don’t necessarily take an effect until later on in life. Concussions can impair cognitive health by a factor of 10.

Keep Learning

Constantly training and challenging yourself with new things; such as starting a new hobby or volunteering, can give your mind the chance to keep up with what your body is doing.

Write in a Journal

Keep track of everything happening in your life. If it’s what you did that day or a memory from the past, physically writing something down will help jog your memory in the future and keep your mind active.

Use All Your Senses

Utilizing all senses in any situation will give your mind the ability to program and connect in multiple ways, increasing your chance of remembering later on.

Care for Your Emotions

People tend to bury their emotions. Nurturing your feelings and releasing them will improve your sleep and overall mental health.

Ask for Help

Whether you consult with a therapist, friend or family member, allow yourself to be comfortable talking with someone about your current state. You don’t need to go through anything alone; someone will always be open and willing to listen.

Believe in Yourself

Be your own #1 fan. You’re the motivator of your story. What you want to accomplish, follow through with actions. Dedicate yourself to what you want to create.