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Brain exercises that may help boost memory, cognition, and creativity.
Meditation usually involves focusing attention in a calm, controlled way. Meditating has multiple benefits for both the brain and the body. Meditation may benefit the brain by slowing brain ageing and increasing the brain’s ability to process information.
Visualization involves forming a mental image to represent information. The mental image may be in the form of pictures or animated scenes. Those images that give a sense of happiness to be created in the mind. People can practice visualization in their day-to-day lives. For example, before cooking, people can visualize what they are going to cook, and imagine what ingredients they need to keep ready, how the dish is going to look and taste. The key is to imagine the scenes vividly and in as much detail as possible.
3. Practicing Crossword puzzles
Crossword puzzles are a popular activity that may stimulate the brain. Some researches show that the cross word puzzle may delay the onset of memory decline in people with preclinical dementia.
4. Playing chess
Research proves that chess and other cognitive leisure activities may lead to improvements in memory, executive functioning, which is the ability to monitor and adapt behaviour in order to meet set goals, information processing speed.
5. Exercising regularly
Regular physical exercise is beneficial for both the brain and the body. Exercise improves the following aspects of brain health:
* Motor coordination
Dance is a form of exercise that may also engage areas of the brain involved in rhythm and balance.