Celebrating Brain Awareness Week
When you want to keep your body in shape you can workout, but what do you do if you want to keep your brain in shape? Though it’s not as easy as going to the gym there are a couple of things you can do to keep your mind in peak physical shape.
Like skincare, it’s never too early to start making life choices to benefit your health. 89 percent of Americans expressed they would like to improve some aspect of their brain performance according to a poll conducted by The Harris Poll and Neuriva.
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Nothing messes with your brain like an unhealthy sleep schedule and sleep deprivation disrupt the brain cells’ ability to communicate with other brain cells. Sleep deprivation can lead to memory problems affecting mental lapses and perception. One of the best ways to ensure a good night of sleep is to limit screen time, exercise, alcohol, and caffeine before bed.
Relieve Stress and Try Something New
Getting stuck in a rut can be easy but finding activities you enjoy will promote being a lifelong learner and can help enhance intellectual stimulation. This can help keep you and your brain happier that results in better health.
Evidence suggests that there is a correlation between cognitive performance and dietary habits. The best diet recommended for brain health is a Mediterranean-style diet that is rich in nuts, fish, olives, whole grains, and green leafy vegetables. Foods with high levels of saturated fats, mostly red meats and butter, are linked to diseases that negatively affect your heart and brain that’s recommended to cut out of your diet.