Mind Your Brain

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Mind Your Brain

Mind Your Brain

March 13–19 is Brain Awareness Week, which raises awareness of and raises money toward the research of neurological disorders, brain disease, and brain injuries.

Commit that to memory: not just because it’s important, but because every time you access a memory or think up a new thought, a new connection is formed in your brain. Your brain “matures” at 25, but continues to change as you grow older. One thing that doesn’t change is its role as your most complex organ – controlling thoughts, feelings, memories, actions, and experiences. As with your body in general, it’s important to maintain your brain health.

A 20-minute meditation session has been shown to not only reduce stress but also improve concentration and memory. If you’re looking for something more along the lines of activities to keep your spatial and reasoning skills on their toes, why not try doing a crossword or a Sudoku?