31 Ways to Get Smarter lists some intriguing possibilities in catchy ways. It turns out that many of the ways to get smarter will also help you maintain or improve your brain health. Here are some of my favorites from this article:
1) Get your news from Al Jazeera. This is the author’s catchy way of saying seek out and be open to new ideas.
2) Download the TED app. TED talks by the worlds’ experts cover an amazing range of issues. A nearly limitless array of new ideas! You can also listen online if you don’t have a smart phone.
3) Play an instrument. It boosts your IQ and activates the memory and coordination parts of your brain.
4) Take Tae Kwon Do or play tennis, dance, use the WII or Kinect. Activities that raise your heart rate and require coordination help your brain.
5) Visit MoMa or any another art museum. Looking at art reduces stress and helps you focus on what matters.
6) Get out of town. Getting in touch with nature helps relieve the stresses of the city.
7) Eat dark chocolate. It’s got those memory-improving flavonoids. Pair it with red wine, if you like, as it also has flavonoids.
What are you doing to keep your brain healthy?
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