Dr. CK Bray
Brain Health on Steroids
At least three times a week, I get asked, “What can I do to keep my brain healthy?” The answer is simple and yet, overwhelming.
Learn a foreign language or learn an instrument.
These two activities are a superfood, and super exercise all rolled into one for your brain. In recent studies, the brain of individuals learning a language showed:
significant increases in blood flow
activation of the anterior hippocampus for encoding new memories
activation of the posterior hippocampus for recalling stored information
activation of the processing areas of the temporal lobes
enhanced cognitive abilities that protect against decline
increase in neuronal connections
improvement in self-esteem
WOW!~ Next time you want to check out Instagram, choose a language app instead. 20-30 minutes is all you need.
Ve hazlo! Allez le faire! Los, mach es! Vai a farlo! 去这样做 Qù zhèyàng zuò
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