Brain Tip of the Week: Learn to Juggle

superheroyou Brain Tip of the Week Learn to Juggle

In most classrooms, the teacher will talk about the topic and perhaps show slides or other visual aids to help you learn. These methods work for many people – but there’s always an element of the room that just doesn’t get it.

If this is you, it might have to do with your learning style.

There are three primary learning styles: visual, auditory and kinesthetic. Visual learners need to see or read the information. Auditory learners process information via lectures or conversation. Kinesthetic learners are those who learn by doing. They need to move or to touch to really get a grasp on the topic.

The way you learn doesn’t define how smart you are; we’re all smart in different ways. (If you’re intrigued by this concept, we offer a full assessment in our Kwik Thinking programs.)

But moving to learn can help even non-kinesthetic learners. That’s why my Brain Tip of the Week is learn to juggle.

Sound crazy? An Oxford University study actually found that juggling increases the size of your brain and creates more white matter and neural connections.

The skills you learn from juggling can even help you read faster. When you juggle, you learn to relax your eye muscles so you pay more attention to your peripheral vision and are able to juggle multiple balls at once. Seeing more of your peripheral vision is also crucial to reading more kwikly – you need to be able to see several words at once.

So what are you waiting for? This week, grab a couple of balls and practice juggling them. There are several free lessons out there, like this one.

Want to boost your brain even more? Get more brainpower and memory tips HERE!

Written by Jim Kwik

Photo Credit: RyAwesome via Compfight cc

In most classrooms, the teacher will talk about the topic and perhaps show slides or other visual aids to help you learn. These methods work for many people – but there’s always an element of the room that just doesn’t get it.

If this is you, it might have to do with your learning style.

There are three primary learning styles: visual, auditory and kinesthetic. Visual learners need to see or read the information. Auditory learners process information via lectures or conversation. Kinesthetic learners are those who learn by doing. They need to move or to touch to really get a grasp on the topic.

The way you learn doesn’t define how smart you are; we’re all smart in different ways. (If you’re intrigued by this concept, we offer a full assessment in our Kwik Thinking programs.)

But moving to learn can help even non-kinesthetic learners. That’s why my Brain Tip of the Week is learn to juggle.

Sound crazy? An Oxford University study actually found that juggling increases the size of your brain and creates more white matter and neural connections.

The skills you learn from juggling can even help you read faster. When you juggle, you learn to relax your eye muscles so you pay more attention to your peripheral vision and are able to juggle multiple balls at once. Seeing more of your peripheral vision is also crucial to reading more kwikly – you need to be able to see several words at once.

So what are you waiting for? This week, grab a couple of balls and practice juggling them. There are several free lessons out there, like this one.

Want to boost your brain even more? Get more brainpower and memory tips HERE!

Written by Jim Kwik

Photo Credit: RyAwesome via Compfight cc

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