You: Even smarter
With all you have to do, you can’t afford to be slowed down by memory blips and brain fog. To the rescue: easy tricks to help you dodge the drain
To shake off the groggies: Sit like this
When brainpower starts to stall, sitting up straight can increase your productivity and alertness by as much as 55 percent in 60 seconds, report scientists at Cornell University. That’s because slouching compresses blood vessels in the chest and abdomen, reducing the flow of oxygenrich blood to the brain, explains David Perlmutter, M.D., coauthor of Power
Up Your Brain. “So when you feel mentally sluggish, fixing your sitting posture is a great way to clear your head.” Tip: Tucking a rolled-up towel behind your lower back can help you maintain an upright stance.