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Five Fun Tips on How to Train the Mind

Five Fun Tips on How to Train the Mind

sport_psychologyOne of the most important things in life is to keep your mind pro-active and healthy, as you are constantly using it. Here are a few top ways to ensure you are doing the upmost to maintain a well-trained mind.

1. Do the Daily Sudoku

The classic Sudoku has become a main stay in many newspapers over the last decade, with readers putting their mind to conquering the numerical puzzle. The aim of the game is to fill in a 9 x 9 grid, making sure each number only appears in each vertical and horizontal line and each smaller grid once. Sudoku not only keeps your mind active, put helps improve your problem solving skills.

2. Trying Writing instead of Typing

With the advances in technology, the amount of people physically writing on a day to day basis has dropped dramatically. However, using a pen and paper enables you to learn more effectively, as it triggers the reticular activating system (RAS) in your brain you focus on what are doing more.

3. Do Some Exercise

Although you might think you are working out on a regular basis, you might not be doing the correct exercises to help your mind as well as body. If you spend 15 minutes in the morning undertaking the Mueller workout, you’ll be able to stay mentally and physically active.

4. Play Cards

Perhaps one of the more fun ways to train your mind, like sports, card games rely on strategy and the ability to problem solve and problem pose. the occasional game of cards online at iPadCasino.ca can help improve your problem solving skills and memory. Playing the likes of poker and blackjack can help with the your counting skills as wells as working out how good of a hand you have. But also games such as solitaire and clock can be played on your own.

5. Cut Back on TV

A 2010 American survey found that people who watch over four hours of television or internet broadcasts per day have the lowest mental-acuity scores. This is down to the rapid fire stimuli which television overloads the brain with, thus decreasing the viewer’s memory.

Check back with Sport Psychology Today next week to learn 5 Fun Tips to Improve Mental Toughness!

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