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Do these to keep your brain active, improve concentration

Edited by: India TV Lifestyle Desk New Delhi 17 Jul 2017, 19:54:54 IST
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This modern era of internet has unleashed upon us a deluge of information and distractions competing for our attention. This not only forces us to multi-task, but also leads to forgetfulness, less focus and other health-related issues. Here are 5 things you can do to improve concentration and keep your brain active.

Engage in meditation

We have been told many times to meditate. Not only does it help you to maintain calm composure, but mindfulness meditation can boost your attention span significantly. Either chant 'Om' or quietly medidate and you will see much improvement in focusing. You will be mindful of what you are doing, immersing in it completely. Then you will never leave any task incomplete because of oversight.

Memorise 

This is the best exercise for brain. Inculcate the habit of memorising one poem/prose/quote daily. This is an excellent way to exercise your brain muscles and push the grey cells to their capacity.

Play Crosswords 

You probably knew it already. Solving word puzzles such as crosswords improves brain function and keeps your brain ten years younger, a study has found. The results indicated that the more regularly people engaged with word puzzles, the better they performed on cognitive tasks assessing attention, reasoning and memory -- decline of which may lead to the development of dementia.

Plenty of researchers have found out that playing word games is not just fun and engaging, it also helps the brain to be active and working. Further, such people also have brain function equivalent to ten years younger than their age on tests of grammatical reasoning speed and short-term memory accuracy.

So, go on and keep playing!

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