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Wellness Tips: Sharpening Your Intellect

In: Life

Updated: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 @ 3:54pm

Did you know that our brains can adapt and change at any age? We can learn new things and make memories in all stages of our lives, but we need to stay sharp. Putting in the work to strengthen our mind can pay off.

Let’s Get Intellectual

Below, are three tips to help you flex your brain power!

  1. Give your mind a workout by learning a new skill or picking up a new hobby. This challenges the mind.
  2. Be physically active. Physical exercise keeps your brain sharp by providing oxygen to your brain and reducing stress.
  3. Develop a sleep routine. Adults need 7.5 to 9 hours of sleep a night to avoid sleep deprivation. Sleep deprivation can lead to impaired brain function.

Having trouble remembering certain things? Click here to learn more on How to Improve Your Memory.

Are Men and Women Really That Different?

It’s often said that men and women are different because they are “just wired differently.” However, this is not the case.

Males and females have the exact same brain structure. Any differences between the way men and women think may be due to genetics, their upbringing, or environment. So, whether you are male or female, believe you can achieve! We are equally capable.

Read more at the Guidance Resource Center: Are there differences between the male brain and female brain?

Challenging Yourself

It’s natural for us to lean toward taking the safest path in life. However, to strengthen your mind, try stepping out of your comfort zone from time to time.

Putting yourself in new, or challenging situations can help to deepen your mind-body connection. Watch this YouTube video from a Navy SEAL on how you can strengthen your mind.

UMA Wellness Center

Wellness is incredibly important to your studies and to your overall health. UMA is committed to providing you and your household with access to ongoing wellness resources. Stay tuned to the UMA Wellness Center!

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