How to Improve Your Brain at Work


Let’s face it: You’re getting older, and work isn’t getting any easier. If being asked to do more with less isn’t enough, advanced technology and a rapidly changing marketplace mean you must stay sharp to remain a competitive asset to your customers and bosses.

How can you maintain your edge?

“You won’t know what your brain can do until you test its limits and push beyond them. No matter how inefficiently you are using your brain, one thing is certain: It is the gateway to your future.” ~ Rudolph E. Tanzi and Deepak Chopra, Super Brain: Unleashing the Explosive Power of Your Mind to Maximize Health, Happiness and Spiritual Well-Being (Harmony Books, 2012)

While it would be nice to have a magic performance pill, your brain and behaviors ultimately matter most, playing key roles in maintaining health and wellness. As with physical-fitness programs, today’s high-potential leaders are focusing on brain fitness.

But widespread media coverage leaves many people confused about brain science:

  • Do crossword and Sudoku puzzles really enhance brain fitness?
  • Do blueberries and bananas offer adequate protection? What about nutritional supplements?
  • Why are jogging and sleep good for the brain?
  • Do specific computer games train the brain?

This article explores brain fitness and the nine categories of healthy brain activities, and suggests nine activities for boosting brain power.

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