They are so easy that anyone can do them.
Did you know we have about 100 billion nerves in our brains working together to keep the old grey matter going?
As the saying goes, with anything — what you don’t use, you lose, and the same applies to our brain.
As we age, things tend to head down south. Perhaps our minds become a little slower in registering information; we might forget or need to write things down constantly to remember them.
If only people knew that you could easily rectify this with patience and by changing a few small habits. Think of it a bit like a mental workout.
Researchers have been studying the brain for a long time and have compiled information from 101 referenced articles on keeping our brains healthy and sharp.
Surprisingly, it came down to the following three things.
One: The desire to learn and challenge yourself regularly
If you aren’t learning new things regularly, your brain isn’t growing.
Some people I know use age to keep them from pursuing new passions or expanding their knowledge.
It’s never too late to allow yourself the gift of learning something new and exciting.
Passion is the foundation of happiness. Having a strong interest in something and then pursuing it can help us form new neurological networks.
I am 44 and studying something completely out of my comfort zone. Is it hard? Yes, it sure is, but I have gotten used to all the study, reading and extra work I must do to master this.
You consciously expand your mind to harness the ways and means to keep pace and excel beyond your current expectations.
That’s something age can’t take away from you.
Two: Being physically active daily
Most of us work from home regularly, sitting on our backsides for hours and hours.
As a result, muscle mass declines, and our body becomes less fit and able. The same situation also occurs in our minds.
Being active daily helps stimulate our nervous system to eliminate the chances of our brain ageing.
Getting enough physical activity isn’t just about visiting the gym for an hour. Activity is required several times during the day — and it doesn’t have to be substantial.
Break it up into small slots of about 10–30 minutes. Housework counts, and so does walking to and from work.
Anything that requires you to move around is key to keeping your brain sharp and active over your lifetime.
So, keep your gym membership active, but add some regular incidental exercise into the mix.
Three: Having a good number of social connections with others
Interaction with colleagues, friends or acquaintances greatly contributes to you through biological factors and helps prevent your brain from slowing down.
Conversing with people, working collaboratively or having contact with them greatly supports your brain functioning and mental health.
Even introverts like myself appreciate being around other human beings, even briefly.
Key take away
although nutrition plays a huge part in our brain health, learning, being active and sharing moments with wonderful people are just as important.
You might want to observe the difference in mood and physical appearance once you interact more closely with others and pursue something you’re passionate about.
Combining these three simple aspects of brain health will not only enhance the way it operates —, but you will feel a lot better about yourself on a spiritual and mental level.
You have a powerhouse of brain-enhancing functioning when you add good nutrition to the mix.
Who wouldn’t want to experience something so wonderful?
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