Ways to Keep Your Brain Healthy

For a long time, it has been considered that the level of human’s intelligence is programmed in the genes and a man can use to the maximum only that level of intelligence which he was born with. However, scientists refuted this opinion, having proved that the potential of each person can be developed to infinity. Here are 5 popular hobbies that will bring you not only fun but also will help in the development of intellectual abilities.

  1. Reading – Reading increased self – esteem and logical thinking relieves stress. Books open up new horizons, thereby expanding the human’s mind and his perception of the world. It allows us not only to make a journey to the wonderful different world, which is able to change the world outlook, but it also improves our lives. 
  2. Play Musical Instruments – Playing musical instruments helps to develop creativity, analytical skills, language, mathematical abilities, motor skills. This activity strengthens the corpus callosum that links the hemispheres of the brain by creating new connections. 
  3. Learn New Language – Learning foreign languages not only eliminates the barrier while communicating with native speakers of another culture but also enables to better discover the history and traditions of the country. it improves the perception of information and accelerated the solution of difficult problems. Additionally, speaking at least two languages positively affects your skill to monitor your environment and to better direct your attention to processes. 
  4. Travelling – While travelling you leave your comfort zone thereby you acquire a lot of experience and acquaintances. It is considered that after returning from a trip, you feel like a new person. Getting to know a new culture, traditions and mentality allows us to see life on the other side.
  5. Collecting – It does not matter what to collect – it can be old coins and banknotes, various insects, interesting quotes, or experiences. This activity causes to learn the world. It is important to give this occupation regularly, and then the brain will be in constant search of interesting ideas and solutions for objects of collecting. 

So what do you think? 



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    • Myths about aging can contribute to a failing memory. Middle-aged and older learners do worse on memory tasks when they’re exposed to negative stereotypes about aging and memory, and better when the messages are positive about memory preservation into old age. People who believe that they are not in control of their memory function — joking about “senior moments” too often, perhaps — are less likely to work at maintaining or improving their memory skills and therefore are more likely to experience cognitive decline. If you believe you can improve and you translate that belief into practice, you have a better chance of keeping your mind sharp.

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    • Yes indeed. A higher level of education is associated with better mental functioning in old age. Experts think that advanced education may help keep memory strong by getting a person into the habit of being mentally active. Challenging your brain with mental exercise is believed to activate processes that help maintain individual brain cells and stimulate communication among them. Many people have jobs that keep them mentally active, but pursuing a hobby, learning a new skill, or volunteering for a project at work that involves a skill you don’t usually use can function the same way and help improve memory.


  1. I would say that beyond my natural intelligence, reading, like you mentioned is a very effective factor that develops my thinking and better understanding of life, that by the way, might not be my main aim when I pick up a book to read, but then, at the end of the reading I’d just find different perspectives of life.
    Music is another major way I learn everyday, and just like I mentioned about reading, I listen to music for fun, but then I’d find great lessons from them, likewise movies, and everyday life, the internet, work and so on.
    I’m not a good traveler or collector and I can only understand and speak English and my native language.

    Good work though, well done.

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    • Great point on music. Another good one is Repetition is most potent as a learning tool when it’s properly timed. It’s best not to repeat something many times in a short period, as if you were cramming for an exam. Instead, re-study the essentials after increasingly longer periods of time — once an hour, then every few hours, then every day. Spacing out periods of study helps improve memory and is particularly valuable when you are trying to master complicated information, such as the details of a new work assignment.

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  2. Every two are three years I buy a guitar with the intentions of learning to play it. I love a guitar, the sound the way that and a violin makes me feel. I don’t but a violin because I don’t like the way you have to good it. I watch videos and I never learn anything. I will probably but another one and try again. nice post

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    • Some of the brain benefits of learning a musical instrument include increased comprehension and math skills, better coordination, and a greater capacity for memory. Playing music will make learning easier by involving both sides of the brain in the process.


    • From relieving stress to improving brain function to increasing empathy, books are capable of doing a lot more than just entertaining the people who enjoy them. In fact, reading is the best workout for your brain, and it can even improve your memory. Sure, unwinding with Netflix at the end of every day is relaxing and all, but regularly reading is good for your mind, body, and soul.

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  3. Hey, I’m ticking most of these of! I recently just started learning a new language (well, I learn French in school but hate it) so I’m trying out Welsh since that’s where my Dad’s from!
    Great post!

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  4. I love to read- classics being one of my favorite genres.

    I collect as well- snowglobes and playbills from musicals.

    From 4th to 12th grade, I learned how to play piano, but did stop. At times, I still play; just not as much.

    Right now, writing a book- to create the characters, plot, and world, had to use my imagination- so even writing is a tipl.

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  5. I was glad to read that I do these practices – yeah! At first I wondered what I collected, but I definitely collect poems. So I would add to your list to engage in some sort of creative expression every day to help boost the brain.

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