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Physical activities that helps develop the mind

Having a well-developed mind is a blessing because only with this, can we maximize every aspect of our life. Building a developed mind isn’t as stressful as we thought it could be. All we need to do is exercise our brain in some meaningful activities in which, we will mention some of them in this post.

Take care of your body, take care of your mind

If you want to take care of your mind, you need to start by taking care of your body. This is the first process to follow. Research has time and time again shown that people who engage in healthy behaviors such as exercise and proper nutrition are less susceptible to the cognitive declines associated with the aging process.

As someone who is so kin in developing their mind, you should do more of this following healthy behaviors like: not smoking, maintaining a healthy BMI, regularly exercising, consuming lots of vegetables and fruits, and consuming a low to moderate amount of alcohol.

So if you want to build a better mind, start by working on your physical health first. Go for a walk, start incorporating more fresh fruits and vegetables into your diet, and try to give up any bad habits like excessive alcohol consumption or tobacco use. Some of these might be more difficult than others, but your brain will thank you for years to come.

 Learn new things every time

This brain exercise requires a bit of commitment. Learning something new is one way to keep your brain on its toes and continually introduce new challenges.

In one study, researchers assigned older adults to learn a variety of new skills ranging from digital photography to quilting. They then did memory tests and compared the experimental groups to control groups.  Those in the control groups had engaged in activities that were fun but not mentally challenging such as watching movies and listening to the radio. The researchers found that only those participants who had learned a new skill experienced improvement on the memory tests.

They also discovered that these memory improvements were still present when tested again a year later. Some things you might want to try include are: learning a new language, learning to play a musical instrument or learning a new hobby. Not only will you be stretching your mind, but you will also be continually learning something new as you keep expanding your skills and becoming more accomplished.

Meditate

Meditation is a way of accessing our spiritual life while on earth. It settles us by calming our soul down to notice some minute things we aren’t able to see before. Mindfulness meditation, in particular, is all the rage at the moment, espoused by positive psychologists, business leaders, and alternative health practitioners

 Socialize

 Socializing tends to engage multiple areas of the brain and many social activities also include physical elements, such as playing a sport that is also beneficial to your mind.

Even if you are an inveterate introvert, seeking social interactions can be beneficial to your brain in both the short and long-term. Some ideas for staying socially engaged to include signing up for volunteer opportunities in your community, joining a club, signing up for a local walking group, and staying in close touch with your friends and family.

Play brain teasing games

Chances are probably pretty good that you’ve at least heard, or even tried, some of the many brain training games, websites, and apps that are out there. Many of these tools claim that these computerized brain exercises can increase your mental flexibility, keep you mentally sharper as you age and even make you more intelligent.

While there is still plenty of debate about whether or not these claims are true, there is a chance that playing these types of mental games might be good for your brain.

If, however, you already spend too much time staring at your computer screen or smartphone, your time is probably much better well spent going out for a stroll, enjoying a new hobby or even visiting a friend. All of these activities can have major long-term effects on the health and vitality of your brain.

Conclusion

A grown mind will only profit you but an under developed mind will shut doors of possibilities because we can only think at the size of our mind. Develop your mind.

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