American researchers trained rats that were equivalent to our age due to learning were “young” and healthy as their “20 year old” fellows.
Although our bodies inevitably decay, scientific evidence suggests that the process can slow down over several decades, depending on what’s important to you – vitality, libido, memory, cognitive abilities – and you do not necessarily have to change much in your seventies and eighties for years.
How can you achieve this?
It’s all about neurogenesis, our ability to develop new synapses and neurons in the brain, and it’s continuous, says neurologist Michael Mercenhagen of the University of California.
He says that the “rejuvenated” brain rejuvenates our entire body, from the skin to the functioning of the body. The goal is to train it, so it does not atrophate the brain or the body.
Merceny practically “patented” one of the recipes – funny walking. He thinks that if we make new and more complex ways to move each day, the brain must always be adapted.
He likes to make decisions and solve problems, says this neurologist. So, to stay young, you do not need to make things easier for him. You should always surprise him and try something new.
Exercise is great for general health, but for specific brain growth, it should not grow into a routine. Therefore, always combine different types of activities – rhumb, tango, mild acrobatics, even funny walking.
Mercen says people should give up technology in certain situations, especially the simpler ones.
“Turn off GPS and study street maps, make yourself remember the path with all the details. As primitive beings we survived exploring the terrain. So listen and watch the environment in a conscious state, “he says.
Mercen also spent five minutes each night before sleeping, remembering the details he had seen on the streets to stimulate memory. He says you should try to remember both the phone numbers and e-mail addresses instead of typing them into the phone.
He also believes that everyone should train the brain games, meditates learn languages or attend some other courses, especially for those skills for which he has the least talent.
New hobbies can give your brain enough tension to induce the secretion of smaller amounts of cortisol and noradrenaline. Unlike dangerous chronic stress, which is a consequence of caring, such stress is excellent for stimulating the mind.
When you get some new skills, reward yourself, as this will encourage the development of good habits.
American psychiatrist Stuart Brown was the first to recognize the importance of the game by discovering that she and her sociopaths were mostly missing in life.
His research has led him to prove that the game and laughter release not only dopamine, oxytocin and other hormones of happiness, but also stimulate the development of synapses.
Social interaction is key to prosperity, said, “the father of social neurology” by Matthew Liberman.
He says that without love, connections and community, our health is failing, like smoking two cigarette boxes every day. With people we read facial expression, we develop empathy and practice prefrontal cortex that manages higher order functions.
Neurologists have proven that even juggling can help people increase the speed of thinking and focus, spatial orientation and motor skills.
To summarize, these are some of the ways to activate your gray mass:
- Find new ways to walk every day.
- Never rely on what you are used to. Surprise your brain and let him decide and solve problems.
- Talent is not important. If you practice any skill for 10,000 hours, you will definitely improve it.
- Stop using GPS and try to remember folders, phone numbers, and email addresses.
- Meditate at least 20 minutes each day, and it is recommended in the morning and in the evening.
- Learn something you’re not good at.
- Read, read, read …
- Play and strengthen your social contacts.
- Before going to bed, spend five minutes recalling details such as your neighbor’s house, or friend’s face.
- Juggling to improve motoring and spatial orientation.