Boost your brain by listening to music!
Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers found that listening to your favorite song has similar effects on the brain as a full workout, and listening to music from your childhood boosts focus and concentration.
Need to focus? Chew gum!
A study in the journal Physiology & Behavior found that chewing gum 6 minutes before completing a tough task boosts reaction time by 67% and increases accuracy by 25% – by stimulating the vagus nerve.
Improve focus by turning off the music!
A study in the journal Applied Cognitive Psychology found that – contrary to popular belief – listening to music disrupts verbal working memory, vital in creative problem-solving.
Stay sharp with broccoli rabe!
Eating just ½ cup of this green veggie can sharpen focus by 46% for 3 hours, thanks to polyphenols – plant compounds that bolster the brain enzymes that burn blood glucose for fuel.