Your Brain Has A “Delete” Button–Here’s How To Use It

This is the fascinating way that your brain makes space to build new and stronger connections so you can learn more.

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Cells in your brain acting as little micro-gardeners? It’s true! A recent article from Fast Company explains “synaptic pruning” – the microglial cells in your brain act as gardeners and prune away synaptic connections leaving room for new ones to form.  You decide which synaptic pathways get pruned and which new ones are formed by practicing desirable new habits.

The process of forming and reinforcing new pathways, called neurosynaptic rerouting and long-term potentiation is another way of saying that you can literally rewire your brain.  So if you have a long term fitness goal, break it down into tiny micro-habits that you want to reinforce and start practicing them today.  Learn how to turn your interval training into a neuroscientific hack to leverage your willpower in this blog post.

The key to proper brain maintenance? Sleep and mindfulness.


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