5 Minute Hacks for a Healthier Brain with Dr Rangan Chatterjee
Dr. Rangan Chatterjee can change your life in just 5 minutes a day! At his medical practice, Dr. Chatterjee has seen his fair share of patients who find it a challenge to break habits and get healthy.
Exercises to boost your brain health
On today's Working In, the author of the ultimate health-hack book, Feel Better in 5, shares tried and tested exercises that will boost your brain health. From mindfulness and meditation to kettlebells in your kitchen, and even a boogie in the living room - we hear how to pick up good habits AND make them stick.
"I'm drinking a fair amount of coffee at the moment - I weigh it out, I put it in the cafeteria, I set a timer for 4minutes. And in those 4 minutes, I do my workouts in the living room in my pyjamas."
How to start a new routine and stick to it
When we embark on new mental or physical exercise routine, we go into it with the best of intentions. The problem is, that's only half the battle! Dr. Chatterjee explains how you can trick your brain into a new routine, and which practices to choose to get the maximum return for you as an individual.
"We all plan our behaviours for our health and for our brain at the peak of the motivation wave. But we should be planning them at the trough."
Podcast Episode Takeaways
In this second episode with Dr Rangan Chatterjee we will cover:
- How to start a new routine and stick to it
- Creatives ideas for home workouts
- Simplicity and consistency
- Why you don't always need a 1 hour jog
- The powerful mental effect of spendign 5 minutes in nature
- Why choosing activities you like supercharges your results
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Want to hear more from Dr Rangan Chatterjee? Check out our previous episode on How to Manage Stress.