Exercises For A Healthy Brain – H&S Sports & Fitness
4 Brain Exercises That Will Help Improve Memory & Concentration
Exercising regularly helps keeps you stay fit and healthy as well as reduces signs of ageing and this isn’t just true for the body but for all the different organs in your body including your brain. That’s right, we normally forget to apply this to out brain which also requires regular exercising to keep it fit and healthy and prevent diseases such as Alzheimer’s. Below are some of the exercises that work on preserving your memory and improving your concentration.
1. Multi-coloured Text
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2. Schulte Table
A Schulte table is a grid with numbers or letters distributed randomly. It is used for developing speed reading, peripheral vision, attention and visual perception. You can begin by focusing on 11, then within 10 seconds try and find all the numbers visually from 1 to 15.
12 2 4 7 14
6 15 11 9 1
13 3 8 5 10
3. Jigsaw Puzzles
Jigsaw puzzles help strengthen your brain and are protective for visuospatial cognitive ageing. It’s therefore the perfect way to exercise your brain as it recruits multiple cognitive abilities.
4. Simultaneous Different Hand Gestures
Starting with your right hand, trying making a rock just like when playing rock papers scissors, and with your left hand make scissors. Now try alternating both hands simultaneously. It’s not as easy as it sounds! This is a great exercise for attention building and helps to switch from one task to another.
Try the above brain exercises daily!