Here are a few fun facts about our Brains!
- The human brain is the fattest organ in the body and may consist of at least 60% fat.
- The weight of the brain is about 3 lbs.
- Our skin weighs twice as much as the brain.
- The brain is made up of about 75% water.
How can we increase our brain skills?
Build cognitive skills and keep a positive attitude.
Our brain loves to be challenged and learn new things. Try doing puzzles, crosswords, scrabble, knit, learn a new hobby, read articles on topics that interest you.
You can try sucking on peppermint candy, as the peppermint oil has been shown to help aid recall and alertness. Pop a mint in your mouth when you’re reading new information or learning something you want to remember later.
Try using your opposite hand to do everyday things. This can be hard but it is a great way to force yourself to engage both sides of your brain.
Be positive and grateful. Weekly try and thank someone for what they do. Write a note.
Images by BING, National Geographic, Live science