Get your mind up and run­ning

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - BODY, MIND & SOUL - By eLLeN WhYTe

FEEL­ING a bit slug­gish? Get your mind go­ing with th­ese tips.

Play video games

Some peo­ple might think that zap­ping alien space­ships that pop out from be­hind as­ter­oids is goof­ing off but stud­ies show that such ac­tion games help spur bet­ter hand- eye co­or­di­na­tion and vi­suo- mo­tor skills.

If you have a more com­plex game, it can help boost your de­ci­sion- mak­ing skills, too.

Learn a lan­guage

When we speak, the words we use, and the sen­tences we cre­ate re­flect our cul­ture, the way we do things.

By learn­ing a dif­fer­ent lan­guage, you have a chance to look at the world in a dif­fer­ent way.

Go some­where new

Stay­ing in your com­fort zone can act as a strait­jacket. Get out and ab­sorb new opin­ions and ways of do­ing things. You may not al­ways agree or find it com­fort­able, but by chal­leng­ing your­self, you stretch your mind. It may also help you think of newer, bet­ter or dif­fer­ent ways of tack­ling re­cur­ring ob­sta­cles in your life.

Work out

Any sort of ex­er­cise gets the blood pump­ing, which means that oxy­gen is trans­ported through­out the body, boost­ing ab­sorp­tion of nu­tri­ents, the en­ergy cy­cle of in­di­vid­u­als cells and elim­i­nat­ing tox­ins from cells.

How­ever, if you are un­fit, con­sult your doc­tor first and see what sort of ex­er­cise plan will suit you best. You don’t want to strain any­thing or end up in the hos­pi­tal.

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