<ul><li>Once you reach the age of 30, your brain begins to decline. It’s especially prominent in women who can notice a difference with each pregnancy. Your brain is like a muscle, the more you use it the stronger and sharper it becomes. There are some simple exercises that can help to erase the fog of forgetfulness and boost your brain power. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Using your non-dominant hand to perform simple tasks. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>If you’re right handed, start using your left hand. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(Stimulates the opposite side of your brain) </li></ul></ul></ul>
<ul><li>Performing mental exercises </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Try working crossword puzzles, memorizing things such as phone numbers, names, shopping lists and even playing games like chess </li></ul></ul></ul>
<ul><li>Fingers have connection to brain power. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The movement of the fingers stimulates the nerve endings in the fingers that lead directly to your brain and increases the brains circulation. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>arts, playing a musical instrument or anything that involves using your fingers a lot. </li></ul></ul></ul>
<ul><li>One study done by the National Institute of Mental Health showed that finger exercises actually enlarged the brains capacity, increased the numbers of connections between the brains neurons, created new neural pathways and increased circulation. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Explore your creative side : Try writing, art or performance to see whether you enjoy. You don’t even have to be good at it; just working at your creativity can help you increase your brain power and speed. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Read for fun : Don’t just read for knowledge; read for fun as well. Even if you enjoy reading novels, you can boost your brain power by working your imagination as you journey to new places using your mind. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Listen to music : The creative processes in music can benefit you, even if you just listen. Classical music is especially beneficial for the brain. </li></ul><ul><li>Learn a musical instrument : The learning processes that go into music can benefit you. Learn a musical instrument to increase your brain power and enhance personal enjoyment. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Learn about other cultures : Understanding other cultures can be an interesting and creative exercise that can help you gain new perspective while making your brain stronger. </li></ul><ul><li>Interact with others : Socializing can be a to learn new ideas and share your own. Creative sharing — or just relaxing with others — can boost creativity and make your brain stronger. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Consider a child’s perspective : Look at things as a child would. This is a great creative exercise that can help make your brain stronger </li></ul><ul><li>Use more senses : As you learn, focus on smell , taste and touch as well as sight and sound. This will help you with recall. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Take notes : When learning something, take notes . Writing it down can help you commit things. </li></ul><ul><li>Make a to-do list : Sometimes you need external reminders to help you keep your memory sharp. A to-do list can help you stay focused throughout the day. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Meditation : You can sharpen your mind powers with some meditation. Give your brain a charge , and keep it focused. </li></ul><ul><li>Trivia games : Played online or with a group of friends in person, trivia games can be great ways to exercise your memory and your brain. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Omega-3 fatty acids : The oils found in fish and some plants, like flaxseed, can improve brain function. </li></ul><ul><li>Red wine : In very moderate amounts, red wine can help your brain. </li></ul><ul><li>Blueberries : These delicious berries can help neurons in your brain. </li></ul>
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