Even though times were tough 100 years ago, rates of depression are far higher now than back then. Researchers believe that this discrepancy is because our brains these days are dulled.

Our ancestors’ lives, which were often characterized by trials for sheer survival, provided them with physical activities that led to better mental health.

We are specifically wired to anticipate and execute complex motor functions. Yet, we often feel overworked and overwhelmed even though we enjoy the pleasure of conveniences everywhere.

You see, we no longer get mental rewards from completing physical tasks.

Action – Forego gadgets and gizmos. Hide the TV remote, bake bread by hand or make something instead of buying it. Get physical inside and outside your home.

Give those underused and forgotten parts of your brain a workout!