What is Brain Health ?
Your brain’s job is to help you make sense of the world and help oversee your daily life. Brain health is the ability to remember, learn, plan, concentrate and maintain a clear, active mind. It’s being able to draw on the strengths of your brain gather information , use logic, judgement, have perspective and wisdom.
Why is it important to have a healthy brain?
Why is brain health important? Even before you leave the womb, your brain works throughout your life to control your body’s functions and helps you understand and interact with the world around you. Maintaining a healthy brain will help your mind stay clear and active, so that you can continue to work, rest and play.
Listed are some ideas to help exercises the brain to maintain brain health .
Give Your Brain A Rest
To give your brain a rest, you need to rest it ! some ways to help your brain rest included :
Take slow, deep breaths. Or try other breathing exercises for relaxation. There are many apps available nw to help with breathing and mediation if you are one of those people who struggle to give your brain a rest or try …….
Soak in a warm bath.
Listen to soothing music.
. Add 10-20 minutes of aerobic exercise to your day.
Aerobic activity slashes your lifetime risk of Alzheimer’s according to Alzeihemers UK & current studies into the disease https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/about-dementia/risk-factors-and-prevention/physical-exercise
Hopefully, you’re exercising already for the physical benefits, but if not, the fact it can keep you sharp and even enhance your creativity should be great motivators!
Some easy to do exercises todo at home include :
Running on the Spot
Many foods can help keep your brain healthy. Some foods, such as the fruits and vegetables as well as tea and coffee, have antioxidants that help protect your brain from damage. Others, such as nuts and eggs, contain nutrients that support memory and brain development.
Some good “brain” food
Coffee. If coffee is the highlight of your morning, you’ll be glad to hear that it’s good for you. …
If the above are good, what are the bad ones ?
Refined Carbs. Refined carbohydrates high in sugars and highly processed grains
Foods High in Trans Fats.
Highly Processed Foods.
Look, Listen, Learn
Learning anything new. On a physiological level, learning new things is good for your brain. According to National library of Health , practicing a new skill increases the density of your myelin, or the white matter in your brain that helps improve performance on a number of tasks.
Some ways to look, listen and learn
Listen to podcasts,
Watch video informative clips and reports
Download a learning app – new basic language skills for example
Get your kids to teach you something new like a game
Take up a new hobby