Mental Health Awareness Week: Unique Ways To Improve Your Brain Capacity Thursday 19 May 2016 PDF Print In light of Mental Health Awareness Week, did you know that bingo can actually help to boost your brain capacity? Research from the University of Southampton conducted in 2001 found that bingo is an effective way to slow and counter age-related decline in our thinking capacity. Experts believe the game has a positive impact on mental speed, the ability to scan information and memory. As well as being an awful lot of fun, it is a great way to meet new people and even win a bit of cash here and there. Working Out, Thinking Faster We’d all like to raise our games and be more active, but it’s easy to forget how just a short stint of exercise can sharpen the senses and make you feel better. Just 30 minutes of light exercise can improve your ability to retain information and react to stimulus. Whether that’s a brisk walk, jog, swim or cycle, it doesn’t take much to integrate a swift workout into your day – one that helps your whole body, not just those troublesome abs. Aerobic exercise is believed to promote new cell growth – a study in 2010 from Cambridge University found that regular running, even just for a few days, has a significant impact on your powers of recall – a change attributed to this boost in brainpower. Making Better Decisions We’re tired of being told that eating healthily can change your figure – but did you know it can boost your brainbox and get those synapses sparking with energy too? One of the key components of a brain-boosting diet is vitamin E. Found in everything from peanut butter and seeds to salad dressings, scientists believe this antioxidant can protect neurons and nerve cells – keeping the mind sharp and healthy into old age. Looking for dinner options? Try fish. Oily sea critters like mackerel are high in omega-3 fats and oils, which are fantastic for supporting efficient brain function – as well as a healthy heart and joints. Tomatoes too are packed with lycopene, another excellent antioxidant that can prevent damage to the cells. Together, they make a tantalising and enriching combination. Brain function is incredibly important – but looking after our noggins is something we often disregard. Bingo is just one spoke on a wheel of ideas to boost your brainpower – take a look at our infographic to discover more. For more information, please contact Jacob Roberts-Mensah at firstname.lastname@example.org or on +44 (0)207 242 0142. This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of BlueGlass Interactive in the following categories: Health, Leisure & Hobbies, Food & Drink, for more information visit http://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.