Healthy Notebook - And breath!
You have heard meditation is good you, and it is really a challenge, I know, but did you know mindful breathing creates new neural pathways in your brain, too potentially reducing age-related cognitive decline? In a study published in Psychophysiology, gave participants a challenging cognitive ask and monitored their breathing rate, reaction time and activity in an area of the brain involved in attention and breathing. Not only did controlled breathing reduce levels of this stress hormone, it also helped develop new connections between brain cells, suggesting breathing can help you optimise your attention levels.
Your small start: First thing in the morning, breathe four times deep in and out. Very boring in the beginning, I know, but keep on track one month and listen to your body - you will fall in love with this new routine!