CAN’T FO­CUS? Switch hands

First For Women - - Health -

Can’t seem to clear your head or stay on task? Do­ing some­thing that’s very fa­mil­iar (like wa­ter­ing plants or wip­ing a counter) with the op­po­site hand could in­crease your fo­cus, con­cen­tra­tion and alert­ness by 45% in 60 sec­onds, Cana­dian re­searchers say. Their stud­ies sug­gest that chal­leng­ing your­self by us­ing your non­dom­i­nant hand to do a task that’s nor­mally ef­fort­less prompts the brain to re­lease a surge of fo­cus-im­prov­ing

acetyl­choline.

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