How to overcome cognitive decline, boost intelligence and mental clarity.

It’s no fun when you forget where you left your keys just 5 minutes ago, forget someone’s name, or trying to remember what you were going to say in a middle of a conversation when you just had it! Most people can find this annoying and have a downright impact on their mental wellbeing and even their confidence.

This mostly experienced by middle-aged adults who are highly prone to cognitive decline as neuroscientists say, can have an impact on their life in so many ways whether it be personal life or their professional career. Cognitive decline is a condition that does not discriminate and can effect anybody. Thinking is essentially a process of making neural connections in the brain.  To a certain extent, our ability to excel in making the neural connections that drive intelligence is inherited.

Which can help improve our social interactions, enhance problem solving capabilities, and to also help us relax easier as our brain is more competent and confident in handling situations where a certain degree of skilled thinking is required.

Researchers found that after just 14 days of following healthy lifestyle strategies, study participants’ brain metabolism decreased in working memory regions, suggesting an increased efficiency — so the brain didn’t have to work as hard to accomplish tasks.

So on the bright side with the right “mental exercise” you can claim back your brain and stay mentally fit and be as sharp as a knife!

I would like to list a few suggestions… or mental workouts

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if you like… That you could use if you would like to improve your cognitive abilities.


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Perform mental calculations spend at least 15 or 30 mins a day – This enhances your analytical and problem skill functions. It’s no secret why some of the richest people e.g Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Lee Byung-chul (founder of Samsung) and also claimed to be one of South Korea’s most successful businessman, have accomplished great feats in their life and they have their mental workouts to thank for it.cognitive functions and your mental functionality and overall lead to a happier more fulfilling life.

2. Read things inverse! – Signs, Names, Instructions! this challenges your brain and also forces it to create more neuro-connections boosting creativity in your brain.

3.Think for 30 minutes a day about one subject exclusively. Start with five minutes. – They say one of the our brains greatest capability is to focus on one single thing at a time!

4. Do a puzzle! matching objects! spotting the differences! mazes! conundrums! keeps you mentally fit and sharp to handle anything ahead of you!

6. Reading riddles! – The whole thinking process can be both entertaining and at the same time satisfying once you have solved them.

7. Play Sudoku – A great game which is a combination of maths and a puzzle which you need to fill in blank spaces in a certain order in order to complete the game and win!

8. Act like a teacher to your self – rather than just remembering the steps! pretend your teaching it to yourself, most people find this more engaging to them and keeps them focused.

Also if you love to use computers and would like to turn your laptop, iPad, tablet or desktop pc into your own personal mental workout machine then I recommend a few sites below to keep you sharp and polished!

1. Lumosity -This site I find is fantastic! founded by neurological experts, It’s not only a place to exercise your mental skills, but gives you a personally – tailor-made mental workout program that gives you feedback on your results as you progress and measures your achievements as you go along and adjusts its challenge level for each activity as your cognitive functions improve.

2. MentalWorkout – A website that for price of a restaurant made meal, allows you to download an application that they promise will help – give freedom from stress and social-success, each program is created with a scientifical approach by an expert to ensure integrity and quality of their apps.

3. HAPPYneuron – This site is very appealing to me because not only do they offer tracking tool that gives you feedback of your progress, but they give you your very own personal coach to guide you through each program! they can assist in developing your: 

and executive function abilities. To help you stay on top of your game anytime you see fit!

So I encourage you to take a small step and make a commitment to yourself make it happen! If you have any suggestions or tips you would like to share! I would be very interested if you could share them in the comment’s below!

Thanks for reading and I wish you well!

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