Prepare Your Mind to Focus People have often practiced meditation for many reasons – improving self awareness, relaxation, and in some cases, to train the mind not to wander from one thought to the next. A recent study from researchers at the University of California, Davis found that practicing meditation could improve an individual’s focus while reading.
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Give your brain permission to unwind A recent Psych Central article, provides three tips for relaxing after a very hectic day: Wrap up your day Take five minutes to capture any loose ends on to-do lists and calendars. This can help reassure your brain that it does not need to keep scanning or stay alert […]
Conserve Your Brain Power Don’t overuse your brain. Select strategic tasks that help you advance through your day so that you avoid becoming overwhelmed. Your brain thrives when challenged to think deeply, but constant mental work squelches creativity and efficiency.
Spring Forward: Good for Your Body and Your Brain As you spring your clocks forward, think about ways to spring forward into action with exercise. Experts recommend that cardiovascular exercise take place for at least 30 minutes, 3-4 times a week. This is great for your body and your brain. Specifically, physical exercise can help […]
Traumatic Brain Injury Traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when an individual sustains an injury to the head and internal brain damage results. The damage may be restricted to a small specific area of the brain or may be more serious and involve more comprehensive harm. Depending on the size and location of the injury, cognitive […]
Brain Injury and Recovery After experiencing a concussion or another brain injury, the brain must be allowed to recover in order to achieve the highest cognitive level and longest-lasting recovery. Recovery from a brain injury is a lifelong process and needs to be regularly monitored to make sure the impact stays in remission, similar to how healthcare providers continue to […]
Celebrate Single Tasking Sunday, Feb. 21 is Single Tasking Day. We are all too familiar with multitasking, but rarely do we focus on one task at a time, or single tasking. Cognitive testing and brain imaging research reveals that multitasking can cause shallower thinking, increased errors, and a dramatic negative decrease on mental processing. On Sunday, […]
Strategically Select Mental Activities We have a limited amount of mental energy each day. Popular logic problems, crossword puzzles, and online brain games keep your brain busy and may make you better at those activities, but most likely won’t translate to higher-order functions. Conserve your brainpower for activities that boost decision-making, problem-solving, and other higher-order […]
Focus on Frontal Lobe Health The potential to think broader, deeper, and from a higher perspective increases as you age — thanks to your frontal lobe functions. Frontal lobe fitness becomes increasingly more indispensable as you age. Your best brain years can be ahead of you, if you challenge your brain properly.
Boost your brainpower Stretch and challenge your mind to construct deeper-level, though-filled ideas when presented with any type of information (magazine articles, movies, books, television shows, lectures, sermons, songs, political speeches, physician reports, comes strips, jokes, emails, etc.).