Brilliant Brainloading™ BOOSTER #3: Increase Your Brainpower With Gum Chewing

Apr 09, 2019

Why It Works!  How It Helps You Brilliantly Brainload™ 

Chewing gum lowers your cortisol levels, the hormone responsible for stress. But chewing gum doesn’t just reduce stress, it also makes you more alert and improves your performance in memory-oriented tasks.

When you are experiencing a stressful situation, chewing gum helps distract your brain and reduce the likelihood that your body will go into the primal fight-or-flight mode (which results in poor decisions and an inability to focus).

You probably don't want to be chewing gum while talking to someone, but it's a great way to de-stress in preparation for a big presentation, challenging conversation, or test.  Just chew gum for a couple of minutes beforehand to get the most benefit.

Studies to Back Up Gum Chewing as a Brain BOOSTER

Here are some links to information about research studies that back up the claim that chewing gum is brain beneficial:  ™

Chewing Gum Alleviates Stress

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19268676

Chewing Gum Enhances Memory

https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn2039-chewing-gum-improves-memory/

Chewing Gum Improves Test Performance

https://www.livescience.com/17520-chewing-gum-test-performance.html

So. don't just chew gum randomly.  Purposefully chew gum to help improve your brain power!  Who knew!

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About the Author

Valerie Dixon, M.Ed., CTDP, President and Chief Learnware Architect of Learnware Design Inc., (www.learnware.com) is a leading expert in the field of Talent Development. Valerie has over 40 years of experience in all aspects of performance needs analysis, learning strategy development and learning design and development for all types of media. She is a recognized thought leader for how to create and implement training programs that accelerate time to competence.

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