It is essential for men to keep our brains in top form, so check out these tips.
There are endless apps and gizmos out there to get your synapses firing, however there are simpler and snappier ways of enjoying a good mental workout from looking at how you exercise, what you eat and even what you play.
Research from the University of Southampton found that bingo is a surprisingly effective way to slow and counter age-related decline in our thinking capacity. Experts believe the game has a positive impact on mental speed, the ability to scan information and memory.
We all know exercise is good for us physically but just 30 minutes of light exercise can improve your ability to retain information and react to stimulus; whether that’s a brisk walk, jog, swim or cycle. Aerobic exercise is believed to promote new cell growth–a study from Cambridge University found that regular running, even just for a few days, has a significant impact on your powers of recall–a change attributed to this boost in brainpower.
Even having a good diet can help boost your brain. One of the key components of a brain-boosting diet is vitamin E. Found in everything from peanut butter and seeds to salad dressings, scientists believe this antioxidant can protect neurons and nerve cells–keeping the mind sharp and healthy into old age.
Looking for dinner options? Try fish. Oily sea critters like mackerel are high in omega-3 fats and oils, which are fantastic for supporting efficient brain function–as well as a healthy heart and joints. Tomatoes too are packed with lycopene, another excellent antioxidant that can prevent damage to the cells. Together, they make a tantalising and enriching combination.
Brain function is incredibly important–but looking after our noggins is something we often disregard. Take a look at the infographic by WinkBingo below to learn about further ways to keep our brains in shape!