We all know how to take care of your body. At least you know what’s good for you and what’s not. Have you ever wondered what stimulates your brain health? There is a saying “Old age will ask you about your youth”. So, in this article, we will go over what benefits you in the long run and what it comes to brain health.
The human brain is the third biggest organ in your body. But it is the orchestrator for every action our body does. Our brain is also the central organ of our nervous system. Studies show that not taking care of your brain health can lead to Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.
Because our brain is in charge of our emotions, speech, memory and intelligence, keeping your brain healthy is extremely important.
Things you can do on daily basis to improve your brain health
Physical activity stimulates your brain activity. But we know that not everyone likes to exercise. There is a fun way to get your brain to activate and that is - dancing. Dance exercises like Zumba will help your brain health in a big way. Making sure to keep your brain and body fueled during the entirety of the exercise.
The brain is very active during sleep. While awake, the brain can build up toxins. So during sleep, the brain takes care of this by flushing them. During sleep, our brain stores memories as well. Getting enough sleep is very important for the brain health and for it to function properly. So, make sure to get at least 7 to 9 hours of sleep every night. Starting by turning off all devices 30 minutes before bedtime to allow for the brain to naturally induce your sleep.
Food for Brain Health
We already mentioned before in our articles that food plays an essential role in your health. Eating food like vegetables, fish, and fruits will give you physical benefits as well as brain health benefits. Fish is a great source of Omega-3 acid that helps build brain cells.
DHA or docosahexaenoic acid is a type of acid most important for brain health. DHA is a critical component of the cerebral cortex. That’s the area in charge of memory, emotions, language, and personality. 97% of Omega-3 fatty acids are found in the brain. Low Omega-3 acids can lead to depression and anxiety.
Kale and Celery are full of oxidants and vitamins essential for brain health. Also, studies show that people who have these vegetables in their diet have the cognitive function of those eleven years younger.
People with more social interaction with other people have better brain health. Studies show that engaging in conversation stimulates brain activity. Staying in touch with your loved ones, spending time with people will benefit you very much.
Medical health and brain health go side by side. Things like obesity can lead to diabetes which leads to dementia. Your brain will be grateful to you for taking care of your body. The first step to a healthy body is cleansing and getting rid of the toxins in your body.
Smoking and alcohol consumption can also lead to dementia.
These are the main things that you can change starting from today to improve your brain health. We highly recommend learning new things along the way. Try making Indian food or reading a book. In today’s world, we spend too much time on our phones or watching TV. Learning new things is not only fun but it is also very beneficial to your brain health.
Make your old age thank you for your younger days!