I invite you to cross the bridge for a visit into my world.
I ask that for the time we spend together, you put aside all distracting thoughts and all preconceptions. And really listen to me, really focus on me. Leave your world behind, just for a moment. That you might more fully enter a new world.
Is now a good time? Great!
What I want to tell you is this:
What do studies of the brain tell us? That the human brain is far more pliable than we once thought. We can get far more out of our brain than we’d ever believed was possible.
What can martial arts like Shao Lin boxing, aikido, tai chi, judo, jujitsu, etc., do for your brain? For one, it gives you all the benefits of any physical exercise:
That’s the conclusion suggested by a recent study in the Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. According to the study, the type of physical movement you engage in—the way you move your body—can affect a your ability to solve a problem.
C’mon sock it to her. Punch, jab, pummel. Throw that uppercut!
Do it. For the sake of your bod; for the sake of your brain. Feel the ecstasy of the well-aimed hook; feel the energy surge.
Do it. You’ll feel smarter, stronger, happier! Your IQ will soar into the stratosphere!
Want to give your brain an instant buzz? And do you want to have fun doing it? Yes, fun is important. Because if you don’t enjoy an activity, chances are that you won’t do it regularly. So pick one or more activities from the list below—and feel your brain sparkle!
These are the fun activities that have been shown to have the most positive effect for the brain. You may be jazzed to discover that things you love to do, and do often, are considered real brain boosters!
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…
Have you ever dreamed of traveling through galaxies?
Bet you have. And I bet too that you’ve heard or read about the effects of space travel on the human body. But have you considered the impact it might have on your brain? Does it boost brain power?
Have you ever been to a brain lunch? I went to my first one ever just before spring.
Okay, “Brain lunch” isn’t quite the right term. I didn’t eat the brain of an animal (ugh!) or anything like that.
The human brain—or more precisely, how to boost your brainpower—was the topic of the luncheon meeting for Women in Consulting (WIC) at Walnut Creek.