We all know the basics – exercise, eat vegetables, never look at booze or bacon, etc – but what else should we be doing every day for a better, healthier, happier life?
To paraphrase the slogan of a popular sugary treat, only science has the answer …
Play computer games
Ever wanted a bigger brain? According to research conducted by US neurologist Dr Richard Haier, playing new video games could be the answer, after a study he conducted in the 1990s recorded a thickening of the cerebral cortex in first-time players of Tetris.
Essentially, new tasks and sensory input activates neural circuits and improves overall brain health.
The perfect reason to play new games while you’re pretending to do some work at your desk.