Brain tip 34: Eat dried fruits! The British Nutrition Foundation reports that dates are a good source of brain-boosting boron. 200g of the fruit a day could help you to improve your motor skills compared to your fruitless colleagues. - mai mănânc, dar nu foarte des.
Brain tip 35: Build a miniature model! Following complex written instructions activates your brain and sharpens your concentration. Assembling your own furniture is just as good, and will save you money too. - da.
Brain tip 36: Eat with your other hand! If you're right-handed, swap to the left hand and vice-versa. Imagine billions of neurons mastering new tricks as you gain control of your other hand. - hi hi hi, asta-i aproape ca o tortură!
Brain tip 37: Take a new route! Don't just go to school, shops or work by the automatic way that you know by heart. Take a new route, and force your brain to focus its attention on the task. - asta parcă a mai fost. o fac, oricum.
Brain tip 38: Use it or lose it! Using your brain regularly triggers new neuronal growth and slows age-related decline. Challenge yourself to think of a new use for everything you see. - hă? aici chiar că nu ştiu ce să zic.
Brain tip 39: Play for a while! Intellectual play, creative play, and play that requires co-ordination all stimulate the brain. Stimulating the brain causes measurable changes in the brain as new connections are formed. - who doesn't?
Brain tip 40: Write An Article! Writing strengthens your brain's ability to communicate. It is linked to improved memory, and to more effective expression of thoughts and feelings. - ă, îî.
Brain tip 41: Learn a new word every day! Working vocabulary correlates with intelligence. New words give us new ways to think, re-energize our brain, and allow us to process ideas with greater nuances. - zilnic e cam mult.
Brain tip 42: Playfully Mimic Others! Mimicry develps your powers of observation and ability to think quickly. Mimicking others can be fun, and develops your brain's skill at adapting quickly to new situations. - long time no play!
Brain tip 43: Challenge yourself with puzzles! They are a great way to get brain exercise. Crossword puzzles, lateral thinking puzzles, and even good riddles are great ways to tune up your brain. - nu prea.
Brain tip 44: Eat Blueberries! Weight for weight, blueberries have some of the highest concentration of antioxidants of any fruit. They are considered by many to be one of the best brain foods, and they're delicious. - mmm, yummy ...
Brain tip 24: Practice your recall! After looking at a sculpture or painting, turn away and recall the details. After reading a newspaper article, recall it and tell someone about it. - cu picturile şi sculpturile n-am făcut decât o dată treaba asta, dar cu articolele de ziar mi se întâmplă des.
Brain tip 26: Do a jigsaw puzzle! Jigsaw puzzles hone your visual judgments and fine motor skills. Jigsaws force you to mentally rotate the pieces, and to relate each small piece to the big picture. - da, fac.
Brain tip 27: Read Books! This teaches your brain to quickly absorb lots of information. Books boost your vocabulary and critical thinking skills, and help with memorization skills. - îhî.
Brain tip 28: Get some exercise! For an instant brain recharge, walk up and down the stairs a few times. Cognitive function is improved after just ten minutes of aerobic exercise. - nu, nu, nu.
Brain tip 29: Try Gingko Biloba! Gingko Biloba has been proven to increase blood flow to the brain. Problem-solving and focus can be helped by an increase in blood flow. - asta parcă a mai fost ... :) oricum, am mai luat.
Brain tip 30: Brainstorm! Brainstorming means letting your brainpower flow and coming up with original ideas. A stimulating brainstorming session trains your brain to think creatively. - făcut, dar foarte rar, că n-ai cu cine, dom'le, n-ai cu cine.
Brain tip 31: Eat fractal vegetables! Broccoli, cauliflower and other vegetables from the cabbage family are great for memory. Harvard researchers found that women who ate the most cruciferous vegetables performed better on memory tests than those who ate the least. - apropo de asta, am aflat că la conopidă "asezarea „buchetelelor“ urmeaza sirul lui Fibonacci, o serie numerica in care fiecare numar este suma celor doua numere precedente (de exemplu 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21 etc.)". Mănânc.
Brain tip 32: Take a walk! The American Academy of Neurology studied women and walking. They found that even one extra mile walked per week reduced a woman's risk of cognitive decline by 13 percent. - a walk? Una da, am făcut.
Brain tip 16: Get a good night's sleep! People who don't get enough sleep have more trouble learning new information. Sleep gives your brain a chance to consolidate learning and memories. - I do that as often as possible.
Brain tip 17: Include Olive Oil in your diet! The monounsaturated fatty acids in olive oil guard against age-related decline in cognitive processing. Olive oil can help retain mental agility and prevent memory loss. - prea rar fac asta, spre deloc.
Brain tip 18: Learn a musical instrument! Musical training improves how the brain processes verbal information. Musical skill correlates with a strong ability to manipulate concepts and ideas. - mi-ar plăcea să reiau lecţiile de pian, dar ...
Brain tip 19: Visit a museum or art gallery! Pay close attention to the guide, then at home write an outline to reconstruct the tour. This keeps your brain active on multiple levels - receiving, remembering and thinking. - am fost în câteva muzee, dar niciodată nu mi-a dat prin cap să reconstitui traseul.
Brain tip 20: Play video games! Experts from the University of Rochester, New York, measured game-players and non-players. They found that certain video games enabled people to make decisions 85% faster than non-gamers. - ohoooo!
Brain tip 8: Learn A New Language! Learning a whole new language improves the brain's speech centers and adds more structure to the brain. Vero, Latine loqui non est difficilissimum. - non est difficilissimum? asta să i-o spuneţi cui vreţi voi, nu mie.
(se cam adună astea roşii!)
Brain tip 9: Brush your teeth! But use your non-dominant hand. You will probably find this really difficult, and you will be forced to give the task your full attention when you first try it. - nu ştiu sigur, dar asta parcă fac în fiecare dimineaţă. Update: n-o făcusem până acum, am încercat azi, e foarte greu şi e adevărat că ai nevoie de toată atenţia.
Brain tip 10: Change Your Environment! Eat lunch somewhere new, drive a new route to work, or change your household routines. Changing your environment helps to keep your brain stimulated. - asta chiar că o fac destul de des. yesss.
Brain tip11: Turn down the TV! Turn the volume down a little, to force you to concentrate more closely to follow what's being said. When you can do that, turn the volume down even more. - în 90% din seri, mă uit la TV fără sonor, dar citesc scrisul :) (hm, asta nu cred că se pune)
Brain tip 12: Include Omega-3 oils in your diet! Omega-3 oils are found in oily fish including mackerel, sardines and salmon. Omega-3 enhances brain development and function. - macrou şi sardine da, somon nu.
Brain tip 13: Explain something! Just chatting misses the point: you need to exercise your brain. Try explaining something difficult to a friend, and you'll find that the process of explaining it will clarify your own understanding. - done.
Brain tip 14: Draw A Picture! Drawing trains your visual processing skills, inspires creativity, and is fun. Drawing stimulates the right-hemisphere of your brain. - foarte rar, dar se poate spune că am făcut asta.
Brain tip 1: Play pool! Concentrating on the "here and now" blocks out distractions and keeps your mind focused, increasing mental clarity. Billiard players must concentrate on the shot at hand as they strategically plan their next move. - asta nu prea fac.
Brain tip 2: Do a Sudoku puzzle! Sudoku and other numeric puzzles help to develop your powers of logic and reasoning. They also improve your concentration and attention to detail. - done that şi uneori sunt chiar bună :)
Brain tip 3: Eat dark chocolate! The darker the better. Chocolate activates the system that pumps dopamine around your brain, enhancing learning and memory, and keeping your brain sharp and fit. - hm, de asta m-o fi durut capul după o jumate de kilogram de dark choco?
Brain tip 4: Do things differently! Try using your other hand to drive the computer mouse. That will blow away some cobwebs (pînze de păianjen, urzeli) in your brain, and start some new neural pathways forming! - ooo, asta am încercat, dar e groaznic de greu!
Brain tip 5: Do a crossword puzzle! Crossword puzzles train your brain to think critically. They also help you to get better at recalling information that's already inside your brain. - n-am mai făcut un rebus de pe vremea lui ceaşcă, ar fi timpul să mai încerc.
Brain tip 6: Use your sense of touch! When you are killing time waiting for a bus, distinguish coins using only your sense of touch. For a real challenge, try to distinguish paper currency by touch. - never done that.
Well, ce pot să spun, sunt mai puţin dezamăgită decât m-aş fi aşteptat. Am reuşit să fumez acasă, ieri după amiaza, numai din ea. Mi-a satisfăcut pofta, nevoia, ticul. Nu e nici o problemă că nu mai faci gestul de a scruma, e chiar mai bine. Nu simţi nici o frustrare din faptul că gura nu-ţi mai este umplută de tot atâta fum ca de la o ţigară obişnuită.
Unica problemă mi s-a părut a fi aceea că nu ştiu când să mă opresc din a o fuma. Dacă ar fi după mine, aş fuma-o încontinuu. Probabil că dacă aş alege cartuşul fără nicotină, n-ar fi nici un bai.
Ca o chestie, aşa, de cultură generală: am măsurat cu un analizor de gaze emisiile de monoxid de carbon. La ţigara normală nivelul maxim a fost de 500, iar la asta electronică a fost de 10. Mare prostie şi fumatul ăsta ...