We often talk about physical health, but working out your brain is just as important.  Check out this weeks quick tip on Five ways to improve your mental acuity:⁠

1. Exercise Your Brain🧠: Games and puzzles are a great way to keep your brain in tip-top shape, form new neural pathways, and otherwise stay mentally sharp. Do a crossword puzzle, brush your teeth with your non-dominant hand, or break out the word games at your next party.⁠

2. Get Plenty of Sleep😴: A good night’s sleep will improve your memory, concentration span, focus, and hand-eye coordination. A lack of sleep will leave you sluggish, unfocused, and more likely to make mistakes.⁠

3. Eat to Feed Your Brain🥦: Your brain needs nutrients too, so eat foods rich in omegas 3, 6, and 8, antioxidants, and vitamins to boost your brainpower. Keep healthy brain-food snacks such as walnuts around so that when the munchies hit, you’ll actually be doing yourself good. Similarly, avoid processed food and sugars as these can slow the body down.⁠

4. Think Positive🤔: Amazingly enough, thinking nice thoughts that are positive, productive, and loving will actually get your brain going. The circuitry in your brain responds well to positivity, and you can form memories more easily when they are pleasant memories. Affirming that you can and will complete a project on time (or that you will come up with a solution for a problem, etc.) increases the likelihood of your success.⁠

5. Exercise Your Body🚴: Exercise increases blood flow which does wonders for your mental powers. Creativity and focus are both improved after exercise. A strong healthy body will also be less susceptible to diseases that can affect mental function.