Five Activities That Benefit the Brain

Exercising is one of the best ways to cultivate the brain. (Image: Antranias via Pixabay/CC0 1.0 )
Exercising is one of the best ways to cultivate the brain. (Image: Antranias via Pixabay/CC0 1.0 )

Exercising is one of the best ways to help your brain function well. It not only improves memory, but also effectively prevents various brain diseases. According to the American Medical Daily, there are five activities that can effectively help your brain:

Doing exercise is one of the best ways to cultivate the brain. (Image: Antranias via Pixabay/CC0 1.0 )

Exercising is one of the best ways to help the brain function well. (Image: Antranias via Pixabay/CC0 1.0 )

1. Dancing

Dancing not only makes one brighter, but also reduces the risk of contracting dementia by 76 percent, because dancing can mobilize many areas of neural function and strengthen hand-eye coordination.

2. Reading

Reading can lower your risk of contracting dementia by 35 percent, because reading requires complex coordination of many cognitive functions and increases the blood flow in specific areas in your brain. Reading increases your vocabulary, widens your horizons, and improves your abstract reasoning abilities, according to a Canadian study.

Playing puzzles can increase skills in using numbers and reasoning abilities. (Image: Pixabay)

Solving puzzles can increase number skills and reasoning abilities. (Image: Pixabay)

3. Solving puzzles

Solving puzzles can improve number skills, reasoning abilities, judging abilities, social skills, and can reduce the risk of contracting dementia by 47 percent. Even Sudoku, which is played by oneself, can reduce the risk of contracting dementia.

4. Swimming

Immersing your body in water up to the level of your heart can increase your brain’s blood flow. An Australian research team found that when the participants were in water, the blood flow in their brains increased by 14 percent, while the blood flow in the arteria cerebri aborales increased by 9 percent.

Playing instruments can increase muscles’ memory function and increase the dexterity of fingers.

Playing instruments can increase muscle memory function and finger dexterity. (Image: Pixabay)

5. Playing instruments

Research shows that those who play instruments in their prime enjoy more abundant lives in old age with better quality. Playing instruments can increase muscle memory function, improve finger dexterity, increase the brain’s adaptability, and induce structural changes in the brain.

  Translation research and translated by Audrey Wang

 

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