Forget your shopping list
Your mind’s like a muscle – it needs exercise – and you can use everyday activities to give it a simple workout. DO THIS: “Your supermarket shop is a great opportunity to exercise your mind,” says consultant neuropsychologist Dr Joanna Iddon. “It’s always best to try to fit things that are good for your brain into your daily life.” She suggests breaking your list into categories – fruit and veg, dairy, meat and so on – and writing everything down within those. Then try to remember as much as you can in each category without referring to your list.