How to sharpen your senses
How to sharpen your sense of smell
The average person’s sense of smell deteriorates about 50% by the time they reach 65. This unfortunately is due to aging process.
You can however, dodge this decline by taking a deep whiff of a specific, pleasurable smell every day, whether it’s your partner’s perfume or garlicky pizza.
When you do this consistently everyday for a few months, it will cause your body to create new scent receptors.
Putting words to certain smells can also help supercharge your nose. Identifying an odor enhances your ability to smell it.
Practice this trick with the edible, “Honey, your sauce has a sweet, blossomy aroma”, and the offensive. “ Dude, your sweat has a rotting onion stench.”
How to sharpen your sense of sight
The number one cause of blurry vision is eye dryness. This can be exacerbated by long stretches in front of a computer, driving a car, or ogling models on Fashion TV.
Fortunately for you, your body comes with a high-tech rehydration system. Take “blinking-breaks”.
Blinking your eyes acts as your own windscreen wipers, clearing up the surface of the eye and encouraging tear production.
Fortify your eyes by taking Vitamin B supplements.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) conducting research and found that people with high intakes of B Vitamins Riboflavin and thiamin had the least clouding of their eyes’ lenses,
the most direct measure of cataract risk.
How to sharpen your sense of hearing
Music can be a hammer banging on your ear drums, or it can be a tool to fine-tune them.
The trick is to maintain a “sane” volume (you should be able to carry on a normal conversation) and regularly singling out and listening to one instrument.
This will help you perceive more detail in everyday sounds. Drinking red wine may also reduce noise-induced hearing damage.
The wonder chemical in red wine, namely resveratrol, can prohibit the harmful effects by as much as 50%.
How to sharpen your sense of taste
Stop scoffing down your food. Thorough chewing unlocks more flavor molecules and holding the food in your mouth ensures
that more of the molecules come into contact with your taste buds and nasal cavity.
This doesn’t mean stowing your food, just wait a few seconds before you swallow.
Give all 10 000 of your taste buds a break by abstaining from any salty, sweet, sour or bitter foods, whichever foods you can’t get enough of- for two weeks.
This will rejuvenate receptors when you don’t eat a flavor for a while.
How to sharpen your sense of touch
Without regular stimulation, skin can become a blunt instrument. The receptors lose their sensitivity.
Try this; the next time you play golf, or cricket, or tennis, or hockey, go for a glove.
Placing material between your skin and what you’re gripping will force the receptors to work harder to feel through the barrier.
Get a hot-stone massage, go for a swim in bracingly cold water, use a long-handled bristle brush instead of a washcloth, and have more sex.
Sex is a great source of stimulation because it heightens almost all of your senses 😉