Today is #NationalTrainYourBrain day! I’ve put together a number of ways that you can start exercising your brain in order to get the most out of it. You see, the brain is like a muscle and it needs to be worked out in order to be kept strong. If you’re worried that you haven’t been training your brain, chances are you have been, you just didn’t realize it. 

PICK UP A BOOK
train your brainRead a book on a subject you like or if you really want to get your brain into overdrive, readabout a topic that you know little about and dive in. Your brain will soak up the new information making it stronger with all the new information it possesses.

PLAY AN ONLINE GAME
train your brainThere are a few sites that help you train your brain but Lumosity does it best. With personalized games and quizzes you’ll find the more you play the stronger your brain will become.

PLAY A BOARD GAME
train your brainNothing will get your brain burning with rapid activity than a good old fashioned board game. Scrabble is notorious for its ability to improve word recognition and spelling.

PLAY A VIDEO GAME
train your brainHear me out on this one – playing video games are great for expanding the mind as the player gains increased split thinking capabilities, strategy and multi-tasking skills.

GET ENOUGH REST
train your brainLack of sleep causes the brain to not function. Not getting enough rest can also lead to forgetfulness, and can also lead to stress and depression.

EAT RIGHT
train your braincombinations of foods — canenhance memory, build new brain cells and even help ward off Alzheimer’s.

WORK OUT YOUR BODY
train your brainHitting the gym will allow help your brain by increasing your heart rate, which pumps more oxygen to the brain. It’ll also release hormones that aid and provide a nourishing environment for the growth of brain cells.

Author: Mommy R+R

Valerie Pierre is the owner and content creator for Mommy R+R. She is a lover of food, wine & cuss words. She resides in Brooklyn, NY with her comic nerd husband and their two kids. Valerie is also Co-Owner of Sisterhued. A digital collective that showcases women of color in positive lights. She also contributes pieces to MomCave TV, Fit Noire and Football, Food & Motherhood.

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