Your brain can perform at the very least 34% better than it is doing right now. Do you want to get better grades at college, improve your memory, or just sound smarter than your friends? Whatever it is you are aiming at, today I am giving you the ultimate brain workout routine and nutrition to get your brain buffed up and sharp.
Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. –Einstein
Take Your Brain to the Gym
I think we all know the phrase “use it or lose it”. Have you seen how quickly someone who has stopped working out loses muscle mass? Well, the brain is no different. In fact, the brain needs exercise- just as much as those biceps you like showing off -to develop and get stronger. The only difference is that instead of the brain getting bigger like your arms would (thank god for that), your basic cognitive functions will improve immensely. Your intelligence can therefore fluctuate, and depending on whether you exercise that brain of yours or not, you can either aspire to be like Einstein or Goofy.
“The secret of success is to do the common things uncommonly well.” –John D. Rockefeller
The Best Gym in Town
Ok, so there are several online brain training resources to choose from. I am however talking about the best one there is out there. I am talking about Lumosity, a brain gym that tailors the training sessions according to your needs. When you first register you are asked to state what mental function you wish to improve and then your daily workout routine is determined based on the following aspects:
- Problem Solving
The following aspects of Lumosity make it far more superior to any other online resource out there:
- The exercises are integrated with an online program that allows systematic memory and attention improvement.
- The program keeps track of your progress and provides you with feedback.
- It constantly enhances the exercises to build on the strengths you are developing
For the complete scoop on Lumosity visit lumosity.com.
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” — Hippocrates
Feed Thy Brain
Just like certain foods help build muscle mass, there are others that help build your brain material so that your brain can take in more data and process stuff faster.
So your body functions through neurotransmitters right? These brain chemicals are vital to the body because they transmit signals from your neurons to your cells. Countless neurotransmissions make up the communication network of your body.
Reinforcing the neurotransmitters definitely improves the brain functionality and strengthens the communication network in your body. For a long time, scientists have thought that neurotransmitters were created locally inside the body. Now we know that hemp seeds stack up on neurotransmitters. Hemp seeds also contain the highest levels of edistin (edestin) which is a protein used more than any other by your body.
Essential Fatty Acids
Did you know that your brain is mostly fat and water? Neither did I. The point is that we need good fatty acids to feed it and make it stronger. So we must include food rich in fatty acid (Omega 6 and Omega 3) in our diet. The best sources of such fatty acids are:
- Hemp seeds,
- flax seed oil,
- krill oil,
- and chia seeds.
Your body uses water as a pipeline for transferring neurotransmitters throughout the nervous system. Staying hydrated throughout the day is, therefore, paramount for good functionality.
Some recommend a minimum of eight glasses a day while others recommend drinking half our body weight in ounces daily.
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