We have all heard the old adage that a healthy mind is a healthy body so just how do you go about striking the perfect balance? Keeping your mind healthy is a relatively straightforward task that won't change the way you normally live your life. Stimulating the brain helps to keep the mind healthy and happy.
Crosswords and puzzles are a great form of mental exercise. Word games like Scrabble make your mind engage in problem solving and are a great way to keep your thinking sharp. Access all corners of your brain by using day to day gadgets, like calculators, less. Mathematics may not be your thing but most of us can do simple arithmetic and using parts of your brain that are generally underused is a ideal means of utilising all the knowledge stored up there.
Challenge your brain by learning and experiencing new things outside of your usual routine. Ever dreamed of learning how to sail or pondered over the possibility of taking up pottery? Having a hobby is a good way to release your creative capabilities and stretching your brain beyond its usual daily remit is effective at keeping both mind and body happy. A simple thing you can do absolutely anywhere and which really gives your brain a workout is switching hands. Try using your less dominant hand for simple tasks like eating or writing, which can push your brainpower a little bit extra.