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Whether you’re trying to get your brain back into shape or you just want to keep it as strong as it is now, it’s not only easy to train your brain but it’s now considered a part of what makes aging a lot more graceful and less forgetful
1.Read as much as you can. Reading is great basic brain exercise. You can read newspapers, magazines or books but just keep in mind that the more challenging the text is, the more of a workout your brain will get. Like any exercise, start small and work your way up.
2.Increase your vocabulary. Learn new words from a word-a-day calendar or dictionary. This exercises the language portion of your brain.
3.Write something. Writing requires loads of thinking! You can write made-up stories, write down the things that have happened to you .
4.Learn a new language. Learning a language is like a hack for your brain, opening up all sorts of pathways. This exercises the part of your brain that stores language information, even making you better at speaking your own language.
5.Post-problem solve. Consider the different possibilities of how something in your day could have gone, and explore the consequences. This improves creativity and makes you a better problem solver.
6.Do daily crosswords and puzzles. Simple puzzles like crosswords can help your brain do some basic work. These are easy to fit into your day. You can even find some for free online.
7.Switch your dominant hand. Use your left hand if you are right handed, and reverse, to stimulate the parts of your brain that control your muscles.
8.Talk with people. Talk with people about things you or they know about.
Talking about politics, religion, and other challenging topics (having real discussions, not just arguments), can be a great basic brain workout.
9.Join an interest group. Join a group or club for people with the same interests as you. This can be a hobby club, a political group, a discussion group, or anything like that. Talking with people with similar interests will get you using your brain and your skills.
10.Change up your routine. Try commuting with varied routes, to prevent the brain from feeling too neglected as the result of a monotonous day. You can also change how you work, by introducing an exercise ball or other factor into how you work.
11.Sleep well. Scientists are actually discovering that sleep plays an absolutely vital role in keeping your brain healthy. While you sleep, your body cleans toxins out of your brain (in addition to making repairs).  If you want to protect your brain, make sure you get a full night’s sleep as regularly as possible.
12.Play sports. Learn exercises or how to play new games to increase your hand-eye and body coordination. Tai-chi and pinball are both examples of this.
13.Eat well and exercise. Diet and exercise actually play a role in the health of your brain as well. If you want to keep your brain in peak condition, eat a healthy diet rich in protein and omega 3 fatty acids to keep your brain physically fed. Physical exercise can also keep your body healthy, reducing the chance of stroke and increasing oxygen saturation levels.
14. Go back to school. Going back to school is a great way to get that brain working again and more education has obvious benefits. You don’t even need to get a whole degree. Your employer may be willing to help you finance classes that further your job skills, or you can just take a single class in a subject that interests you.
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