CogniFit's Science blog: Little Known Facts About Mental Exercises

Little Known Facts About Mental Exercises

No matter how much you think you know, you can always learn more. And the more you use your brain the more knowledgeable you will become. Mental exercises can have a significant impact on your brain and mind which is precisely why it is so important to keep challenging your noggin on a daily basis.

Because our brains are composed of different areas and functions, going through mental exercises can help strengthen it. By taking a few weeks, months or years off of this training, it can become atrophied. There is consistent evidence that suggests exercises can benefit your short term and long-term memory.

With a few training sessions here and there, your short-term memory will be improved through concentration and memory and you will also notice an increase in sustained mental clarity under stressful situations. And as for the long-term memory, you will find a creation of a brain reserve that may protect you from potential problems like Alzheimer’s.

It has also been proven that mental exercises can work to drain the negatives within our lives. All of that built-up stress and anxiety that is guaranteed to waste your mental energy will gradually dissipate. And the repetitive and routine-driven life that seems to be lacking in novelty will disperse as well.

Believe it or not, there are foods that can help to increase your brain fitness and cognitive development as well. It is no secret that there are foods that are good for the body, but many do not realize the positive impact it can have on the brain too. Omega-3 fatty acids that can be found in cold-water fish like salmon and tuna have shown terrific signs that benefit your mind.

Then comes the question that a lot of people wonder about; does physical exercise impact the brain? The simple answer to this is yes! Working out your body does not only keep your physique up and your health in tip-top shape, but it exercises your brain as well.

Physical exercise will influence the rate of creation of new neurons within the brain. When you include mental exercises into the equation, it will help determine how the new neurons are used and how long they can survive.

Although few are a fan of getting out and exercising, it is crucial to maintaining and extending your overall life. When it comes to mental exercises, this is just as important to ensure your brain is consistently enhancing and running smoothly. The end result can be a positive, healthy and fulfilling life.