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Will writing with your opposite hand strengthen your brain?

Hand with pencilYes, it will indeed!

This kind of activity is called Neurobics, which is essentially doing things you normally do but done differently. Like brushing your teeth with the other hand, taking a shower with your eyes closed, writing with the opposite hand, taking a different route to work, etc.

What happens in your brain while you're doing this becomes a brain exercise because different, underused nerve pathways and connections get activated.

This stimulates the growth of new brain cells and brain connections.

According to the neurobics.com website, to be a neurobic activity it must have one or more of the following:

1) Involve one or more of your senses in a novel context.
2) Engage your attention.
3) Break a routine activity in an unexpected, novel way

Resource:  Keep Your Brain Alive: 83 Neurobic Exercises

 

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