"The brain is like a muscle. When it is in use we feel very good." — Carl Sagan
Your brain is the “control center” of your body. It controls thought, memory, emotion, touch, motor skills, vision, breathing, temperature, hunger and every process that regulates your body. Don’t let it fend for itself - give it some love with these seven tips!
Do you ever feel like your brain needs a little more attention - physically and mentally? So what kind of things can you be doing to help in this department?
Eat Brain Food
Your brain needs fuel to function optimally. That means foods rich in antioxidants, healthy fats, vitamins and minerals. These provide the brain with energy and protection, as well as support a healthy gut and inflammation response.
Regular cardiovascular exercise increases your heart rate and increases blood flow to the brain and the rest of the body. The recommended amount is 30 minutes 5 days a week.
Challenge Your Mind
The brain needs exercise to stay in shape, so challenge it daily with activities that stimulate it and keep it sharp.
Use Essential Oils
Using essential oils is a great way to love on your brain. Your sense of smell is the only one of the senses that connects to the limbic system, the emotional control center of the brain. This system supports things like behavior, motivation, and long term memory.
Use Quality Supplements
Ideally, you would get all the nutrients you need to support your brain from the food you ingest. However, that’s not always achievable. If you don’t already, consider adding quality supplements into your daily routine.
Rest & De-Stress
When keeping brain health at the forefront of your mind, you most definitely want to do your best to get proper rest. Sleep deprivation or non-restorative sleep can have quite a negative impact on your cognitive functioning.
Honor Your Mental Health
Depression can lead to impaired brain function, learning, memory, and attention. It can even reduce the speed at which your brain processes information and lead to other things like poor psycho-social skills. Seek out help from others, ideally from a licensed healthcare professional.
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