1. Make sure you eat a balanced diet.
Did you know that although the human brain is only 2% of the body’s mass, it requires over 20% of the oxygen and nutrients we take in for brain nutrition? As a general rule, you don’t need expensive supplements and superfoods, just make sure you eat a balanced diet that is as unprocessed as possible. Many researchers recommend the Mediterranean diet as a rule of thumb for a healthy eating plan.
2. Remember that the brain is part of the body.
Activities that exercise your body can also help sharpen your brain: Physical activity promotes neurogenesis, the creation of new brain cells, at any age!
3. Set yourself courageous goals.
If you have completed your formal training, keep learning. If you have become too comfortable in a job, look for new tasks and responsibilities. Our brain develops with the right challenges and encouragement.
4. Explore and travel.
Familiarising yourself with new places forces you to pay more attention to your surroundings and be more mindful. Your brain will enjoy this variety.
5. Develop and maintain stimulating friendships.
We are social beings and need social interactions. This is also good for our brain and even reduces the likelihood of developing dementia in old age.
Brainy jokes and slightly more complex humour, full of twists and surprises, are what our neurons enjoy the most. Even the anticipation of fun and joy is a balm for our brain.
7. Decide to act and always give your brain the activation it needs.
Stress and anxiety – either triggered by external events or by your own thoughts – weaken your performance. Practice positive, action-oriented thinking and decide to act until it becomes your default behaviour.
With NeuroNation’s brain training, you already have everything you need. You can think of it somewhat like a personal trainer at the gym: The digital NeuroNation brain coach recognises your strengths and potentials and creates a personalised training plan tailored to you.
Proven effective and scientifically tested exercises from NeuroNation, together with the right lifestyle, form a strong basis for your long and fulfilling life.