CogniFit's Science blog: The Basics Of Mind Training

The Basics Of Mind Training

Mind training might sound like something out of a sci-fi movie but really it is a perfect way to keep your mind sharp and in shape. You have certainly heard the saying “the mind is a terrible thing to waste” but have you ever really thought about what that means or how your mind gets “wasted.” The biggest way to waste your mind is to not use it.

Our mind goes through a natural growth and decline in our lifetime but the more stimulation we give our mind the sharper it can be. A sharp mind means a better memory, better problem solving skills and quicker on your feet thinking. This will help you in both your personal and professional life. People who can make good decisions will find far more success in life.

To start your mind training activities you must first understand the types of activities that help your brain flourish. The brain is most active when it is learning something new and making new connections. You could read a book, take on a new hobby or learn a new language.

Anything where you are introducing your brain to new information is helping it to grow and become more efficient. This is the reason why we have created a brain training program that is personalized to your needs. You need to make sure that the level of challenge will be dynamically adapted to your needs.

Another thing you should think about as you start your brain training is what you are feeding your brain. You are what you eat and if you are eating fried and fatty foods all the time you are missing out on an opportunity to give your body and your brain the nutrients they need. Eating certain foods such as fish, nuts and avocados that are high in good fats can keep your brain in optimal health.

There is no time like the present to start using your mind. As we age the mind will go through a natural decline and the sharper our mind is before that happens the better off we can are. So make some time each day to do some mind training and give your brain a workout because after all a mind is a terrible thing to waste.