The brain is an important organ that controls everything we do from emotions and motor skills to vision, breathing, body temperature, hunger, and memory. Just like other parts of your body, your brain needs to be cared for and exercised too.
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Build Your Vocabulary
It’s never too late to build your vocabulary and doing so also happens to help improve your memory too. You can also turn a vocabulary lesson into a challenging brain game. Healthline explains, “Research shows that many more regions of the brain are involved in vocabulary tasks, particularly in areas that are important for visual and auditory processing.”
An easy way to build your vocabulary is to keep a notebook on hand. Every time you come across an unfamiliar word right it down and look up the definition. Then, the following day, try to use the new word at least five times. Repeat this exercise every time you come across a new word and you’ll increase your vocabulary in no time.