Sunday, August 7, 2011

Boost Your Brain with Brushing!

DID YOU KNOW? Brushing your teeth with the opposite hand will strengthen your brain! When we change our routines and behaviors we activate different and underused neural pathways. This is called NEUROBICS. According to the website, to be a neurobic activity it must have one or more of the following:
1) Involve one or more of your senses in a novel context.
2) Engage your attention.
3) Break a routine activity in an unexpected, novel way

Here are a few Neurobic exercises to boost brain power:
*Using your opposite hand to use the computer mouse
*Getting dressed with your eyes closed
*Take a different route to work
*Listen to music while eating a new food
*Spend time in a new environment
*Eating with the opposite hand.

Besides boosting brain power, these neurobics also increase your ability to be present, paying attention to where you are and what you are doing.

Have a Happy Day! :)
Laura Barrette Shannon

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