Healthy Brain

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Poor diet choices and habits, lack of physical exercise, smoking, high cholesterol, excessive drinking, high blood pressure are among the list of contributing factors. But there is hope, it’s never to late.

  • Step 1: Get out and get some physical exercise. Aerobic exercise is said to produce oxygen. The brain then uses it for energy that helps stimulate growth of new brain cells.
  • Aerobic exercise include:
  1. Walking
  2. Jogging
  3. Aerobic class
  4. Hiking
  5. Swimming
  6. Riding a Bike
  • Step 2: Exercise the brain’s mental abilities as well.You’ve heard the saying, “if you don’t use it you’ll lose it?”  Well the brain is an organ thatgoes by that rule. It’s not hard to do and will help to keep your memory sharp.
  • Mental exercise includes:
  1. Reading
  2. Crossword puzzles
  3. Socializing
  4. Sudoku puzzles
  5. Word search puzzles
  6. Playing Cards
  7. Learning a new language
  • Step 3: Now try putting those two things together.Try playing sports that put physical and mental together.
  • Such as:
  1. Tennis
  2. Racquetball
  3. Dancing
  4. Yoga
  • Step 4: Now the list of things for a healthy brain doesn’t stop here, your diet plays a big part too. There are some foods that rob the brain of nutrients or interfere with the ones that are essential to a healthy brain.
  • Try to Avoid:
  1. Sugar
  2. Saturated fats
  3. Trans fats
  4. Preservatives
  5. Alcohol
  6. Caffeine
  7. Soda Pop
  • Eat more:
  1. Fish
  2. Colorful Fruits and Vegetables
  3. Nuts
  4. Whole grains
  5. Grass fed meats
  6. Egg yokes
  7. Olive oil
  • Step 5: Take supplements. It would be nice to think our diet would cover all we need but reality is it doesn’t. They are an inexpensive way to keep your brain healthy.If in doubt as to what supplements to take, do your research and ask your doctor.

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