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We work to keep our bodies healthy, so why not our brains? Follow these 5 common-sense tips to keep your thinking cap in tip-top shape over the summer.
It’s summer, and that means it’s time for beaches, barbeques, baseball and…
That’s right. From what I’m hearing from friends, on TV and in even the halls of Jabra, summer-time the perfect time to recharge our brains.
Summer may be a lot of things, but brain-recharging season it isn’t. Chasing kids around a theme park is tough on both nerves and brain. Sitting on a beach sipping pina coladas does little for the gray matter. And lounging on the couch watching TV does even less.
In fact, there’s really no such thing as “recharging” our brains. There isn’t a magic pill, and we can’t plug them into a wall socket like we do our smartphones.
What we can do are some pretty basic activities to keep our brains healthy and they don’t even involve staying away from the frosty drinks. But we need to perform these tasks routinely and continuously – not just for a couple of weeks in the summer.
How Do We Build Healthier Brains?
There are plenty of activities that can lead to stronger, healthier brains, and here are just a few of them:
Challenging our brains is critical to keeping them in sharp. Yet at the same time, studies show that people who are relaxed have lower rates of dementia than those who report being stressed. Give yourself time to clear your head of work-related to-dos, stop obsessing over the next deadline, and then focus on rebuilding the thinker.
So, this summer, forget about the passive recharging of your brain. Instead, exercise your mind, body and soul. That’s what I’m going to do.