Boost Your Brain Power June 27, 2016Posted by nrhatch in Exercise & Fitness, Health & Wellness, Meditation.
Want to have fun while boosting your smarts? Here are 5 hobbies that may boost your brain power:
#1 Playing Chess ~ raises IQ, stimulates creativity, improves memory and concentration, and helps grow dendrites.
No, no . . . not dandruff. Dendrites.
Hurry! Dust off the chess board.
#2 Reading & Writing ~ benefits cognitive abilities and creativity, relieves stress, stimulates the cerebral cortex, builds new synapses, expands vocabulary and knowledge base, and makes you better, faster, stronger, and more interesting to be around.
It does so! Stop arguing with me and go read a book!
#3 Exercising ~ reduces stress, improves blood flow to the brain (and elsewhere), releases feel-good neurotransmitters, and fertilizes the hippocampus causing it to grow bigger, better, stronger, faster.
No . . . not hippopotamus. Hippocampus.
Get out the dictionary. Then drop and give me 20!
#4 Playing a musical instrument ~ listening to music is good for the brain, but playing an instrument is great for the brain since it requires both hemispheres to work together making you better, faster, stronger, and more coordinated.
I got rhythm . . . I got music . . . I got brain power . . . who could ask for anything more?
#5 Meditation ~ great for expanding learning, cognition, memory, empathy, compassion and more.
Aah . . . that’s better!