Use It Or Lose It: Stimulate Your Brain For Optimal Health
Do you feel like your brain might be slowing down? Hoping to preserve memory capabilities or maintain a healthy brain well into old age? Well, you’re in the right place! Here we’ll discuss how stimulating your brain can help keep it active, alert, and optimized for years to come. Throughout this blog post, we will cover why “use it or lose it” is key when it comes to sustaining the sharpness of the mind and what activities can serve as great ways to encourage optimal health of the brain. Whether we get mental stimulation through knowledge-based activities such as puzzles or games designed specifically for cognitive development, all have their benefits. Let’s go over them together now!
Revive Your Brain
Stimulate your brain.
We often spend time doing things we don’t have to give much thought to.
Learning a musical instrument is an exciting and highly rewarding experience. Although it can feel daunting and awkward at first, the unique challenge that comes with reviving dormant motor skills and stimulating your brain with a new activity will revive a person’s spirit. Musical instruments are one of the most captivating modes of self-expression, and by pushing yourself to learn something completely new, you will unlock an immensely joyful journey.
The more you practice, the more you’re stimulating your brain. What’s happening is that repetition grows your brain and makes new connections. Learning truly means making more connections in your brain.
Use it or Lose it
Ever heard the old adage, “If you don’t use it, you’ll lose it”? That usually applies to physical activity, but in this case, we’re talking about your brain. Exercise those mental muscles and keep yourself sharp; staying nimble never goes out of style.
We’ve all experienced it—the moment when we attempt to use a skill that once came naturally but now feels like starting from scratch. It can be disheartening as if you had never learned in the first place! This phenomenon is what some call “use it or lose it.”
Those same connections are important for preserving your brain’s health.
How much TV do you watch daily?
Do you know that the average American watches more than five hours of television every day? Imagine what that does to your brain. Imagine what you could be if you didn’t watch television.
Here’s a challenge for you:
First, whether you’re a television watcher or you spend a lot of time on your cell phone or your tablet, let’s make an effort to reduce the number of hours you engage in these activities on a daily basis.
Next, rather than getting lost in screens, why not try something new? Stretch your legs and explore the depths of your passions by dedicating more time to activities you enjoy. It could be reading, creative writing, making puzzles, or playing games.
By putting in the effort now to care for your brain, you’re taking steps that will pay dividends later. Strengthening mental capacity can help reduce a variety of issues like Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s and keep vigor alive for many years. Investing time in self-care is an invaluable asset—helping ensure happiness continues far into the future!
We can take control of our cognitive health, and it does not have to be a difficult task. We don’t need to give up TV and other recreational activities; we simply need to find a balance. Invoking healthy habits into an everyday routine can be done in many different ways and places, like going for a walk, trying online puzzles, playing board games with friends, or even learning something new like a language or art! All this is bound to get your brain up and running while protecting it in the long run. It’s time to take the reins of your mental health and use it or lose it! Try out something that can bring joy, challenge, or maybe even a bit of stress; act on whatever makes you feel passionate! If taking action is overwhelming and you think you need help getting started, why not schedule a discovery call today? We are here to assist you on your journey.
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DISCLAIMER: The information in this email is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All content is for general informational purposes only and does not replace a consultation with your own doctor/health professional