5 minute hacks for a healthier brain with Dr Rangan Chatterjee

Dr Rangan Chatterjee shares his secrets for boosting your brain with simple exercises.

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.

You can listen to episode 11 here.

Exercises to boost your brain health

On today's Braincare Podcast, 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 a 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 choosing 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 one-hour jog

  • The powerful mental effect of spending 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.


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