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You Need An Exercise Routine For Your Brain
The gist: Neuroscience research shows you can keep your brain sharp in much the same way you keep your body fit. And the results last a lifetime. More than 1,000 retired workers, all aged 75 or above, stood in line. They were about to sit down to a barrage of tests judging their memory and thinking skills.

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Difficult work and brain health

Fast thinking, prioritizing, and decision making are actually making your brain stronger and preparing it for top performance for years to come. 

The things you struggle with but ...

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Maximize your brain's performance

Building a brain-exercise routine will probably be successful if it mirrors the most successful ways to create any other routine.

The answer to maxing out your brain’s performance abilities f...

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Strengthen your mind every day

  • At work: Attack your big challenges first. Don’t waste your mornings with routine, repetitive tasks.
  • At home: Take on more challenging hobbies. Do a crossword puzzle, pla...

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Mindful Wakeup

Mindful Wakeup

First thing in the morning:

  • Close your eyes and connect with the sensations of your seated body.
  • Take three long, deep, nourishing breaths—breathing in through your nose and out ...

Mindful Eating

  • Breathe before eating. 
  • Listen to your body and measure your hunger.
  • Eat according to your hunger. You can more mindfully choose what to eat, when to eat, and how much to eat. 
  • Practice peaceful eating. It’s not easy to digest or savor your food if you aren’t relaxed.
  • If you don’t love it, don’t eat it. Make a mindful choice about what to eat based on what you really enjoy.

Mindful Pause

  • Trip over what you want to do. If you intend to do some yoga or to meditate, put your yoga mat or your meditation cushion in the middle of your floor.
  • Refresh your triggers regularly - add variety or make them funny so they stick with you longer.
  • Create new patterns. You could try a series of “If this, then that” messages to create easy reminders to shift into slow brain.

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Eat Plenty of Protein at Every Meal

Eating food increases your metabolism for a while because extra calories are required to process your meal. This is called the thermic effect of food (TEF).

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Drink More Cold Water

Drinking water may speed up your metabolism for about an hour. This calorie-burning effect may be even greater if you drink cold water, as your body uses energy to heat it.

Drinking water can also help you fill up and help you eat less, especially if you drink it half an hour before you eat.

Do a High-Intensity Workout

High-intensity interval training (HIIT) involves short, intense bursts of activity and help you burn more fat by increasing your metabolic rate.

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