7 Tips For A Healthier Brain

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#4. Meditate
Meditating for as little as 20 minutes per day has been shown to improve memory, concentration, executive function and processing speed. Of course, the stigma is that you have to light incense, dim the lights, pop a squat, and perform some ritual-like chant for it to work. Not true. Simply find a quiet spot that you can sit quietly and shut your eyes and breathe naturally. When a thought comes, let it come but don’t dwell on it. If you begin to dwell on it, bring yourself back to a neutral spot and continue.

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#5. Exercise
You don’t have to be Mr. Olympia to be in shape. (And one could argue that those who compete in the Mr. Olympia pageant, er, competition are pumped full of stuff that isn’t super healthy, anyway.) Still, exercising regularly improves memory as well as aspects of cognitive function. Plus, you won’t look like a bowl of wadded Gummy Bears. Certainly a plus.