The brain is one more muscle of our body, and therefore we must take care of it as we do with our abs or arms.
Give your brain new activities that combine the physical senses with the emotional senses help to keep it stimulated and to exercise it since new connections are created in different areas of our brain and nerve cells produce more brain proteins that contribute to memory.
Therefore you should start applying these simple exercises in your daily life to keep your brain well trained.
Train your brain with these simple exercises:
1- Brush your teeth with your non-dominant hand
Studies show that this way you will use the opposite part of the brain to which you are accustomed, which helps to a rapid and substantial expansion of some parts of the cortex that control and process the information we acquire through our hands. Also apply the toothpaste to the brush with your non-dominant hand.
2- Shower with your eyes closed
Closing your eyes while you shower will allow your sense of touch discover new textures that we are not used to. It's easy, you just have to use common sense and your intuition to know where things are while you shower.
3- Change the morning routine
Several studies have revealed that carrying out new tasks increases brain activity levels in different areas of the brain. These activities diminish when tasks become routines. Try changing your way of doing things every morning to keep your brain active.
4- Turn things around
 When we see something that is well placed, our brain quickly recognizes it and diverts attention to something else. However, when an object is upside down, our brain exercises trying to understand the shapes and colors of that object or photograph.
5- Change your usual place
In most families, everyone has a place assigned to sit at the table to eat, however, there are many benefits in changing habitually the site in which you sit, since your brain is not used to always see the same thing.
6- Train your nose
You probably do not remember when you started to associate the smell of coffee in the mornings, but the truth is that you can get to link an odor to an activity . For example, buy a vanilla pot and pump it every morning when you get up. Your brain will begin to associate that smell with a new activity.
7- Open the window of the car
The hippocampus is the area of our brain that processes memories and memory, associated with smells, sensations, images … Opening the car window you will begin to hear new sounds and experience new sensations each time you have to move somewhere.  8- Play with coins
Our brain uses numerous visual signals to identify the objects that surround us, but it can help much more use touch to activate the cortical areas that process this information and that our brain learns to identify objects in a new way.
A good exercise is fill a cup of coins and try to identify which currency is each without looking.
9- Playing 10 Things
Force your brain to think alternatives will always strengthen it, so try to pick up any object and try 10 alternative things that object could be.
10- Go to the supermarket
Stores and supermarkets are designed in such a way that the most reliable and good products are located at the level of the eyes so that when you stop you do not have to search anymore.
From now on, make sure you look well and up and down the shelves. It's a way to break the routines and experience something new.
11- Project in group
Projects related to art exercise the emotional and nonverbal parts Our brain. Working on the same project with more people will allow you to see their point of view on the same subject.
12- More social life
 Scientists have shown that having no social life has negative consequences on our cognitive abilities, so it is good that you try to talk to your friends on a daily basis and see them as much as you can.
13- Read in a new way
When we read silently, read aloud or listen to another read our brain responds in various ways. Therefore, you can try to alternate these reading techniques so that your brain is much more active.
14- Eat new things
Your system of smell and taste also get used to routines and make our brain calmer. Try cooking new things.
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Source Reader's Digest