14 Oct 2016

10 Ways to Kickstart Your Brain On a Lazy Day

10 Ways to Kickstart Your Brain

Everyone has those days at school or work when your brain is moving just a little slower than usual. If you find yourself up against a lazy day, give one of these tricks a try to get your brain going. With suggestions on brain-boosting foods and drinks, games, trivia, exercise and fun strategies, you are sure to find a way to wake up your brain from the list below.

  1. Water. Staying hydrated benefits your body and brain by keeping you detoxified and oxygenated, so drink plenty of water for a brain boost.
  2. Ginseng tea. Tea made from the ginseng root provides better mental acuity as well as boosts blood circulation, reduces fatigue, and a host of other benefits.
  3. Fish oilThis nutrient, either obtained through eating fish or taking a good-quality supplement, not only increases overall physical health, it also helps boost your brain power.
  4. Apples. Long associated with healthy nutrition, an apple a day can provide brain health benefits.
  5. Music. Listening to music, whether it's a small chamber music ensemble or a full-out rock show, will stimulate your brain.
  6. Listen to Mozart. Learn about "The Mozart Effect" and how it can help your brain get going and work better.
  7. Study a foreign language. Listen to a bit of a foreign language tape or go online to study a bit to get your brain in gear.
  8. Brain Age. Available on Nintendo DS, this game is excellent for sharpening the brain, according to a study done by a competing software company, and keeping it going.
  9. Read. Whether you are keeping up the news online, sitting down with a good book, or checking out the latest gossip magazine, do some reading each day.
  10. Hobbies. Work on a hobby to get your creative juices flowing and keep your brain working.
  11. Knitting. Putting your hands to work and letting your mind wander a bit will get your brain back on track in no time. If you don't know how to knit, learn here.
  12. Breathing. The deep, relaxing form of breathing used during yoga practice oxygenates the body, which stimulates the brain.