Your Brain Alive and Happy For Life!
By Michael Lee
days, practically every pill, product, and procedure has been
invented to maintain and enhance your body's health. But are you
forgetting perhaps the single most important organ of all - the
brain? Keep your brain alive and happy if you want the
rest of your body to remain in good shape as well. To keep
your brain alive and happy, treat it the way you ideally would
the rest of your body; that is, eat right, get enough sleep, and
get sufficient exercise.
for the Brain
you're allergic, you can never go wrong with fish. Fish is the
ultimate food for proper brain development. It is rich in omega-3
fatty acids, and DHA (or docosahexaenoic acid), which is believed
to keep dementia at bay.
only do you build healthy brain cells when you consume omega-3s,
but you also ensure that their foundation is strong and that they
have a better chance of withstanding the test of time.
to Sean Drummond, of the University of California at San Diego,
if you have been awake for 21 hours straight, your abilities are
akin to those of a person who is legally drunk.
your brain of sleep can muddle memory capacity and cognitive function.
Attention span becomes shorter and reaction time is delayed. So
if you are looking for another excellent way to keep your brain
alive and happy, get some shuteye.
we think of brain exercises, we think puzzles, mazes, riddles,
and the like. But if you want to add some actual physicality to
your brain's workout regimen and get those synapses 'sweating,'
is a system of mental exercises wherein you do something your
brain does not expect, thereby forcing it to work harder. Deprive
it of sight, for example. Wear a blindfold around the house for
about an hour and rely on your other senses to move about. If
you are right-handed, try writing or brushing your teeth with
your left hand, or vice versa. By doing something your brain is
unaccustomed to, you stimulate it and help build up its neurological
structures by triggering more pathways that would have otherwise
remained dormant during routine activity.
Physical Some More
your body as well. Physical activity promotes neurogenesis, or
the growth of new brain cells. Plus, it gets your heart pumping,
forcing more oxygen to the brain, thus giving your mental abilities
a much-needed lift.
looks may have dodged the ravages of time, but it will all be
for naught if your brain betrays your age. Follow these simple
ways to keep your brain alive and happy so you'll be able
to think and feel as young as you look.