‘Neurobic’ Exercise

‘Neurobic’ Exercise
Activities that shake up your routine and use your sense in unusual ways can help to make your brain more agile and flexible.

Here are just a few:

1. Morning Roulette–Brush your teeth, or do any daily activity like shaving or styling your hair, with your nondominant hand.

2. Ongoing Chess Game— At the office, leave a chess board out so that any worker can come along, assess the situation, and make a move anonymously.

3. Visit a Farmer’s Market–Relish the diversity of shapes, color, aromas and tastes.

4. Close your eyes and open wide–Identify food on your plate only by smell, taste and touch.

5. Introduce Novelty–Take a different route to work, or as you walk your dog; try a differenty breakfast regime or switch places at the table.

Source: Adapted from “Keep Your Brain Alive” by Lawrence C. Katz, Ph.D. and Manning Rubin

 

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