Enrich Your Mind
Not food again, but knowledge.
You need to keep growing, to keep learning new things and expand your mind. Reading books (especially before bed as it helps you sleep better), listening to spoken books on motivational sportspeople, listening to podcasts on nutrition, watching educational clips on youtube and helping others cook (for example) are all great ways to learn new skills and grow your mind’s capacity.
Please listen to this podcast carefully. Simply click on this Grain Brain to listen. It is an interview with David Perlmutter, MD, a neurosurgeon whose father (also a neurosurgeon) has Alzheimer’s.
Please listen to Primed for your Life being featured on That Paleo Show #121 with Chad Davis and Reujen Lista talking about the Primed Lifestyle.
Challenge Your Mind
Perhaps a little similar to enrich your mind but here it is more along the lines of trying something new, exciting and challenging.
Examples could be traveling to a foreign country for a hiking holiday, doing a trail run for the first time (like the team from Mt. Labo – pictured below – will soon experience) or rock climbing.
The beauty of these activities is that they are usually performed outdoors so sun exposure can help keep your levels of Vitamin D where they need to be for healthy brain function.
Doing crossword puzzles or playing board games that get you thinking are also other ways to challenge your mind. Television is generally a passive activity that does little to enhance your brain function.
Better to do some fun learning activities with family, friends and colleagues.
“I find television very educational. Every time someone switches it on I go into another room and read a good book.” – Groucho Marx (same applies to internet right?)
“The more you use your brain, the more brain you will have to use” – George A. Dorsey
Primed Recipe of All Things Cucumber