I have great news for you! After years of analyzing brain scans and treating patients, I have discovered that there are many simple things you can do on a daily basis to boost your brain function.
New learning: The brain is like a muscle. The more you use it, the more you can continue to use it. New learning makes new connections in the brain, making you sharper and more efficient.
Protect your brain. Be conscious of how precious it is to you and your loved ones.
Eat a good diet: Getting good nutrition is essential to good brain function and to a better body. A healthy diet includes lean protein, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and healthy fats like olive oil. Studies show that your brain works better if you eat nine servings of fruits and vegetables a day.
Take daily vitamins, minerals, and fish oil: Because most of us do not get all the nutrients we need from the foods we eat, I recommend that everybody take a daily multivitamin and mineral supplement. I also urge people to take a daily fish oil supplement, which can decrease inflammation and boost blood flow to the brain and can help to combat depression, which has been associated with being obese as well as many other health conditions. Take vitamin D if your levels are low. And take the brain healthy supplements recommended for your type.
Exercise: When it comes to the brain, exercise acts like the fountain of youth. It boosts blood flow, increases the brain's use of oxygen, and improves your brain's response to stress. It is the single most important thing you can do to keep your brain healthy and is one of the best ways to change your shape and improve your mood, energy level, sexual performance, and overall health.
Get enough sleep: Getting at least seven hours of sleep at night has been shown to help keep your brain functioning at optimal levels, keeps your appetite in check, and helps your skin look younger.
Relax: Learning how to counteract stress and calm your body helps your brain work better, puts you in a better mood, reduces high blood pressure, and protects you from disease.
Challenge negative thoughts: You do not have to believe every stupid thought you have. Talking back to your ANTs (automatic negative thoughts) can help with weight loss, anxiety, and depression.
Practice gratitude: When you focus on what you love, your brain works better, you are more coordinated, and you feel better. Write down 5 things you are grateful for every day. In just three weeks you will have a notice a significant positive difference in your level of happiness.
Balance your hormones: Hormones, such as estrogen and testosterone, play a key role in maintaining the health and vitality of your brain and body.
Treat mental disorders: A strong link between mental disorders and physical illnesses and conditions has been well established. Treating mental conditions improves brain function and general health and well-being.
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