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The 5-Step Schedule for a Better Brain
It might just be that I'm not spending enough time strumming that out-of-tune guitar that's busy bullying the broom in my utility closet. According to this excellent infographic on luminosity.com, playing a musical instrument at least one time a week is one (very pleasant) thing I could do to improve my brain. The infographic lays out, in an appealingly comic-booky way, five easy things to do every day to get better: First, exercise a bit, but not too much. Then read. Then have a drink, but not too much. Play some music, and then sleep a good amount, but you guessed it, not too much. That sounds doable, doesn't it?
There are the tips we've all heard before, like sleeping and exercising, but luminosity's post specifies the amount of time that should be devoted to these things in a specific, and illuminating, way. For example, the evidence shows that exercising 2-3 times a week boosts brain performance, but that the benefit falls off after 7 workouts. Is that the best thing you've ever heard or what? 2 workouts a week I can do. If I remember to. And the good news doesn't stop there -- check out the full infographic for the details on why you should kick back with a glass of wine and a fat novel.
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