Wednesday, 27 June 2007

'Get Smarter in a Week' appears to bear out the growing belief among scientists that making simple changes to our lifestyle can lead to significant improvements in how well our brains function...

The programme found that a combination of techniques based on healthy eating, physical activity, sound sleep and stimulating your mind through solving puzzles and remembering lists makes people sharper, more confident and better at making decisions.

Brush your teeth with your 'wrong' hand and take a shower with your eyes closed.
Do the crossword or Sudoku puzzle in your Sunday paper and take a brisk walk.
Have oily fish for dinner, and either cycle, walk or take the bus into work.
Select unfamiliar words from the dictionary and work them into conversations.
Go to yoga, Pilates or a meditation class, and talk to someone you don't know.
Take a different route to work; watch Countdown or Brainteaser.
Avoid caffeine or alcohol; memorise your shopping list.

Why not try it!



John Ellard ICG said...

Hello Chris,
I am so glad that you continued with your blog as it now really has some 'meat' or should I say 'meet'. It was a real pleasure for Jonathan and I from ICG in Sweden to meet with you again in Leeds and talk further about the connections between Leeds and Stockholm. I can assure you that your inspirational style of leadership is rubbing off and being furthered promoted in Sweden through our contact network. Many many professionals here in Sweden are interested in the work being done in Leeds with helping inspire children, teachers and leaders to achieve the best possible outcomes for each and every child

Chris'Blog said...

Hi John, Thanks for the message... we have all learnt so much from our friends and colleagues in Stockholm. We will have to set up the blog in Swedish! Keep up the good work.