Neurobics: exercises to keep your mind in shape during confinement

No one doubts the benefits of physical activity –adapted to each age and condition – to keep the body in good shape. But we must also take into account the exercises designed for our mind, that make it easier for the brain to be ‘in motion’ and, therefore, in good condition. Something more necessary than ever in a period of confinement like the current one.

To achieve this we will use a proposal by researchers from Duke University (USA) who created the neurobics, some exercises to challenge the mind and force it to find new ways of thinking.

Neurobic exercises focus on using the five physical senses and the emotional sense to break with daily routines. These are simple and ingenious proposals to apply in our daily lives that will challenge our mind and, therefore, keep it in good shape.

These exercises help slow brain aging

Below, we show several examples of neurobic exercises that can easily adapt to our day to day:

– Perform tasks with the opposite hand that we always use (holding a glass, using the remote control, brushing teeth, etc.). It seems easy but it is not and requires effort and concentration.

– Another way to challenge our mind is put the watch on your arm contrary to where it is usually carried.

– Dispense with the sense of sight is also a good exercise as dressing with eyes closed or try to recognize foods by their taste.

– Another proposal is get informed early in the day about the news and later on, make a list remembering the most important ones.

– More ideas go through read a random word Y think of five others that start with the same letter or choose a photograph in a magazine, look at it carefully and then look for various adjectives to describe it.

– On the other hand, with the use of cell phones, we memorize fewer and fewer phone numbers. This exercise consists of learn a phone number every day or it can also be useful memorize the shopping list.

– And we finished with the task of learn the meaning of a new word every day by consulting the dictionary and also try to use it in conversation.

All these proposals are ways to break the routine, and cause the brain stops working automatically, which facilitates its agility and activation.