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Keep your mind sharp with these daily practices
New mentally stimulating activities can challenge your brain in new ways
Improving your brainpower is just one of the many benefits of adopting a healthy lifestyle. Research shows that simple strategies, such as doing memory exercises, eating a wholesome diet, regular exercise and reducing stress all help boost brain functioning.
Other novel approaches to making new neural connections include using your non-dominant hand to do daily tasks like brushing your teeth, dialling the phone or operating your computer mouse.
You can also challenge your brain by trying new activities, like playing chess, taking up a creative hobby like painting or learning a new language. Put that way, building brain cells sounds downright fun.
Originally published in Wellness Matters, Canada Wide Media’s quarterly newsletter on health and wellness.