How to Improve Brain Power With These Simple Techniques1,160 views
It’s a hectic world out there and we often feel like hamsters spinning around on a wheel. We need just to get off the wheel, step back and take stock of the situation. Then, make a working plan on how to get back on track while getting things accomplished and not racking our brains always to do so! So, here are a few things you can do to help give your brain a break and keep it healthy.
Get Plenty of Rest
We all need sleep as it is vital to our survival physically, but our brain needs that downtime too. Failure to get enough proper REM sleep will make one suffer from a variety of problems such as poor concentration, lack of coordination, memory loss, confusion and mood swings. Sleep apnea is one very important sleep problem that when diagnosed properly can be alleviated, thus allowing a person to wake up refreshed and ready for the day.
Protect Your Brain
Yes, physically protect your brain. When many of us were children, we rode bicycles and such with no protection whatsoever. Yes, most of us did survive our childhood, but knowing what we do today about brain injuries why shouldn’t we protect the Central Processing Unit (CPU) of our body? What appears to be a simple blow to the head can cause an injury deep in the brain that may or may not become a problem….but why chance it?
We should also protect our brains from outside forces of the environment by not exposing ourselves to an unhealthy situation such as excess pollution.
Watch Your Diet
On a short-term basis, most of us had seen what happens when we eat too much candy and get that ‘sugar-rush’ or maybe skipped a meal and became ‘foggy’. Our brains react to different foods, often in negative, sudden and concise ways. Our brains also react to the long-term effects, so feeding our brain properly will help us to control the negative and concentrate on positive reactions.
Poor diets lead to all sorts of medical issues, most of which can affect the brain negatively. Obesity, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes can wreck havoc on the brain. Foods high in antioxidants and amino acids are particularly important to good brain function. Omega-3 Fatty Acids found in salmon and other foods are often referred to as ‘brain food’. Consuming a moderate amount of wine has even been shown to improve cognitive function; add other items like walnuts, blueberries, avocados and whole grains and you are good to go!
Another of the most important things you can do to boost your brain. Exercise your body and your brain! Exercising your body will keep the blood flowing, the weight down and the cardiovascular system working correctly.
Exercise the brain by playing games. Yes…play games. Tetris, Sudoku, KenKen, and others challenge your brain and keep it actively thinking, but still allowing it to rest from the everyday stresses of life. Playing games as these will be much nicer to for your brain than the ones that constantly depict violence.
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