Improve Your Brain – Buy A New Hat (Really)

Hartford York Hats - Men's Wigens Raccoon Fur Trooper Winter Hat - The JorgenIn his article, 10 Ways to Exercise Your Brain Healthy, child psychiatrist Daniel G. Amen M.D., tells us to get uncomfortable:

Break the routine of your life to stimulate new parts of your brain. Do the opposite of what feels natural to activate the other side of your brain to gain access to both hemispheres.

Write with your other hand, shoot basketballs with both hands, hit baseballs left handed (if you are right handed), play table tennis left handed, shoot a rifle sighting with your other eye, use the mouse with your other hand — make your brain feel uncomfortable. In essence, break the patterned routine in your life to challenge your brain to make new connections.

I’ve been telling people that for years. Of course, if you’ve ever tried to get a cowboy to wear a porkpie or enourage a fedora fan to don a trooper, you’ll know how tough it is.

Now that I know that I’ve got the medical profession behind me, though, I’ll double my efforts.

Thanks for reading,
Steve Singer
Man of Many Hats and Challenged Brain
also CEO Hartford York

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Published in: on January 18, 2007 at 6:25 pm  Leave a Comment  

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