Keeping our brains fit during Covid-19. (4 TIPS)

 

SHARING=LOVE

Walking opens up a new perspective. Walking with attention makes you aware of yourself. Walking gives inner peace. Walking combined with a number of Forest Mind exercises provides peace of mind.

Want to participate once? http://www.paulsbuitencoaching.com

I will accompany a walking day on Sunday 29 November 2020. With a number of people I will visit the forest and enjoy the hospitality of nature. The attention to every moment is more valuable and soothing than the thought of an achievement.

November 29 (fully booked)
December 20 (fully booked)

During the walks you move for 2 to 3 hours, nature ensures a good night’s sleep, you make social contacts and relax. Now a smaller group size, but I am convinced that science is working hard to find a solution for covid-19. We can tackle this pandemic together. As long as we stick to the measures and advices.

Walking opens up a new perspective. Walking with attention makes you aware of yourself. Walking gives inner peace. Walking combined with a number of Forest Mind exercises provides peace of mind.

Want to participate once? http://www.paulsbuitencoaching.com

I will accompany a walking day on Sunday 29 November 2020. With a number of people I will visit the forest and enjoy the hospitality of nature. The attention to every moment is more valuable and soothing than the thought of an achievement.

November 29 (fully booked)
December 20 (fully booked)

Covid-19 government advisories are groups of up to 4 participants. I respect these advice as an aid in getting covid-19 under control. We always keep a distance of 1.5 meters.

TIPS

PREFACE

The Covid-19 measures have negative effects on our brains. What negative consequences there are calls for research. The Netherlands Brain Foundation is investigating the negative consequences for patients. Whether you have a brain disorder or are in good health, your brain is negatively affected by the measures.

We also have fewer social contacts because of working from home. We move less and lose our daily routine. Especially now it is important to keep your brain fit. It increases your resistance and keeps you (mentally) healthy. Even now, you can do a lot yourself to keep your brain in shape.

  1. Exercise for at least 20 to 30 minutes every day. Exercise is good for your brain, but it is also important for your fitness and physical health. How much exercise is good for you is different for everyone. You really don’t have to exercise vigorously every day to keep your brain healthy. A daily 20 minutes of brisk walking or cycling is already very effective. For example, take a walk every day.
  2. Get a good night’s sleep. Work on your “sleep hygiene”. Learn about the ways to learn to sleep better.
  3. Maintain your social contacts digitally. Maintaining social contacts is fun and it stimulates the brain. This particularly stimulates executive functions. Also have contact with your loved ones (by telephone) during this time, for example through a fun online quarantine quiz. Or send them nice cards.
  4. Relax regularly. Everyone has stress from time to time. Stress is very important and useful, but too much stress, or tension, for too long makes your brain to disunction. This can make you, for example, more likely to forget things, be easily distracted and be more sensitive to negative emotions. This can be prevented by giving your brain sufficient moments of rest. This gives your brain time to recover. When you do this well, you experience, for example, more energy and more focus.

For more in-depth information, I would like to refer to the Netherlands Brain Foundation. For readers from other countries, I would like to refer to the brain foundations in your own country.

Summary

  1. Exercise for at least 20 to 30 minutes every day.
  2. Get a good night’s sleep.
  3. Maintain your social contacts digitally.
  4. Relax regularly.

The great thing about walking is that you can start over at any time of the day.

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