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Maximizing Mental Fitness Arlington VA

It's a common myth that we use only 10 percent of our brains. We actually use all of it. But just like your body, you can improve your mental fitness. Use these strategies to increase your brain power and keep it healthy as you age.

DC SBDC at the DC Chamber of Commerce
(202) 624-0610
1213 K Street, NW
Washington, DC
 
DC SBDC at The University of the District of Columbia (UDC)
(202) 274-7030
4340 Connecticut Ave, NW 5th Floor
Washington, DC
 
DC SBDC at the Anacostia Economic Development Corporation (AEDC)
(202) 889-5090
2021 M.L.K. Ave, SE
Washington, DC
 
DC SBDC at the DC Chamber of Commerce Business Resource Center
(202) 545-0220
7059 Blair Road, NW
Washington, DC
 
Capital Region SBDC
(301) 403-0501
7100 Baltimore Ave., Suite 400
College Park, MD
 
District of Columbia SBDC
(202) 806-1550
2600 6th Street, N.W., Room 128
Washington, DC
 
DC SBDC at the Howard University School of Business GADGET Center
(202) 319-1393
2800 Georgia Ave., NW
Washington, DC
 
Alexandria SBDC
(703) 778-1292
801 North Fairfax Street Suite 402
Alexandria, VA
 
SBDC at CBP
(703) 768-1440
7001 Loisdale Road, Suite C
Springfield, VA
 
Maryland SBDC
301-403-8300 ext. 15
7100 Baltimore Avenue Suite 401
College Park, MD
 

Maximizing Mental Fitness

It's a common myth that we use only 10 percent of our brains. We actually use all of it. But just like your body, you can improve your mental fitness. Use these strategies to increase your brain power and keep it healthy as you age.

Perfect your posture. Try solving a problem while slouching versus sitting upright and see how it impacts your mental clarity. Now sit up straight.

Use trapped downtime. Plan ahead with an Mp3 or iPod loaded with a good book or advice from a personal-development expert for when you're stuck in traffic, in line or in a waiting room.

Tell a good story. Sharing experiences in a compelling and fun way sharpens your mental recall.

Mix up your routine. Take a different route to work, or eat your salad after the main course. Changing your typical way of doing things tells your brain to wake up and pay attention.

Write. Writing notes, poetry, stories or in a journal helps your memory, clarifies your thinking and engages your creativity.

Work on your intuition. Every time you follow through on a hunch or listen to your inner dialogue, you are working your intuitive muscle.

Walk. The rhythmic pace of walking gets you breathing and limbered up, creating a physical and mental state conducive for clear thinking.

Laugh! Endorphins released when you laugh lower your stress and can help your long-term health. Ever notice you feel better after a big laugh?

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