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12/15/2017 7:46:43 PM

Top 10 Hobbies That Are Super Good For Your Brain

Want to pick up a new hobby? How about one of these 10 in the list below? They`re not just entertaining, they`re also very good for your brain. See the benefits of these 10 hobbies and what good it does for you below:

1. Learning a new language helps your brain better perform mentally demanding tasks. People who are bilingual are better at solving puzzles than people who only speak one language.


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2. Reading anything improves all three types of intelligence — crystallized, fluid, and emotional.


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3. Learning an instrument and playing music is shown to strengthen the corpus callosum which is the part of the brain that links the two hemispheres by creating new connections.


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4. Napping for just 15 minutes improves day-to-day memory.

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5. Regular exercise flood your cells with BDNF, a protein that promotes memory, learning, focus, concentration, and understanding. Occasional exercise doesn’t quite do the trick.

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6. Playing video games improves your spatial visualization ability, along with attention and cognition.

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7. Socializing with friends or family and maintaining relationships increases cognitive sharpness, especially as we get older. It reduces the risk for mental health issues.

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8. Doing puzzles like sudoku or solving riddles maintains neuroplasticity allowing you to learn faster and makes you less prone to anxiety and depression.

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9. Painting and other forms of visual art improve the effective interaction between different parts of your brain and can delay or negate age-related decline of brain functions.

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10. Meditation has positive effects on nearly every part of the brain and can improve your memory, self-awareness and goal setting abilities.


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