Training the Brain for Enhanced Sports Performance

Sports Neurology

The brain, which is our most powerful organ, can be strengthened through regular training. In fact, a strong brain can help to stave off some degenerative conditions later in life. You can do quite a bit to improve your brain function with help from expert neurologists.

By training the brain, you can improve and enhance:

  • Sports performance
  • Memory
  • Cognitive processes
  • Self-esteem

Don't know how to train your brain? Below are some great tips for training the brain! I, Dr. Williams, hope you find them useful.

Practice Memory Exercises

You can improve your memory when you start training the brain with some different memory exercises. These are easy to create on your own. For example, you can memorize a list of facts about states, artists, and the like. You can also memorize a new song each day, or memorize a poem. Instead of relying on your GPS systems, look at a map and memorize your route to a new grocery store or any other location.

Reading Really is Fundamental

Reading is one of the best ways to help reduce stress and it happens to improve the quality of your brain. When you read nonfiction, you are adding more facts to your memory, but don't forget just how important fiction is too. It helps to boost imagination and creativity. When you read a book, your brain actually paints the words into pictures inside of your head, meaning there is no such thing as a book without pictures.

Try Something New When Training the Brain

Instead of going through the same routines, a great way to start training the brain is to start something new that you've never done before. It forces the brain to make new connections and neural pathways. It can be something as simple as putting together a model, learning a new language, or training in a martial art.

Learn to Concentrate

Practice focusing your attention on something, whether it is an object, event, conversation or activity. People today tend to have very short attention spans, and this is affecting their brain performance. A huge part of training the brain is learning to focus. Paying close attention to the details of a conversation or your surroundings will allow you to see and understand the world in new ways.

Talk With the Right People

If the people you talk to regularly are only interested in sitting in front of the television and don't have anything stimulating to add to a conversation other than the winner of the latest reality show competition, it might be time to broaden your group of friends. Finding others who have interesting things to say and who are doing interesting things can be great for your social life. It can also be a challenge for your brain to keep up with these other people that present a great opportunity for engaging your brain in new ways.

Eating Right and Exercising

While most people don't realize it, the foods you put into your body and the amount of exercise you get can play a huge role in just how fit your brain is. By training your body, you can simultaneously start training your brain. It actually enhances neurogenesis, the process by which your body creates new cells in the brain.

Need more information about training the brain? As a Board Certified Neurologist and expert witness, I can also assist you with medical cases requiring expert witnesses. Find out more by requesting an evaluation at your earliest convenience.

Please contact me at Vernon B. Williams, MD, Inc. today!