4 Exercises to Improve Your Memory and Mental Strength

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We are all aware of all the benefits of regular physical exercise, and many of us try to incorporate it into our daily lives. However, what is often overlooked is regularly exercising our brains, perhaps the most important organ in our body. With attention deficit disorders being diagnosed more than ever, it’s vital for us to make sure we are incorporating some mental exercises into our workout routines.

Just as physical exercise strengthens muscles, mental challenges stimulate neural connections. This leads to improving memory, concentration and problem-solving abilities. With all that being said, be sure to set some time aside for some mental lifting the next time you are gearing up for a physical workout.

According to INC.com, here are 4 exercises to improve your memory and mental strength:

  1. Use your weak hand more often. Using your non-dominant hand will give your brain a bit of a challenge and make it sharper. Try eating, brushing your teeth, and writing short sentences.
  2. Try to learn some new things. This will take more of a commitment, but the payoff will be greater. Lean into something fun you’ve always wanted to try. Learn a new language, a musical instrument, cooking, sewing, knitting, pickleball or a new sport, etc. The opportunities are endless!
  3. Go for a run. This one kills two birds with one stone. You can work up a sweat at the same time as improving mental abilities such as planning and decision making.
  4. Get to socializing. Research shows less memory problems are associated with those who socialize more. What better reason to connect with a friend, loved one or colleague!

For more details and to read the full article from INC.com, click the link below!