We all aim to be in perfect health. One of the most important body parts is the brain. The brain serves most of our body functions. It even controls our moods and feelings. Taking care of this valued asset should be of primary concern to everyone.
Here are 10 things you can do every day to benefit your brain:
1. Basking in the morning sun.
It is no secret that sunlight is vital for our health. But I’m pretty sure you had no idea how essential it is for our brain health. Sun enables our brains to defeat Seasonal Affective Disorder; which is a deep sense sadness. More sun translates to us being happier.
Doing about 30 minutes of exercise daily works wonders to your brain. The cardio energizes your brain making it more active and alert.
3. Have a few cups of tea/coffee.
These beverages contain caffeine which helps increase your memory and alertness. They also have essential amino acids that reduce anxiety. However, do not take too much caffeine, you might crash and become jittery
4. Take a short nap.
Ever noticed how refreshed and happier you always feel after sleeping? Rest no matter how short it is, improves your mood, brain functioning and increases your memory.
5. Write down more often.
Technology may be taking over, but make it a daily objective to write your notes often. This is an option instead of using your smartphones and tablets. Writing is proven to improve memory since you often remember what you physically write down.
6. Avoid multi-tasking.
Multitasking is practically impossible for our brains. It involves splitting the brain’s resources. Therefore, try to focus more on one task at a time to maximize brain capability.
7. Meditate to relieve stress.
Stress can affect our brains significantly; it can lead to shrinking of the brain. Meditating is a good method to reduce stress and rejuvenate your mind. Ensure that during these sessions, you are as positive as possible.
8. Consume omega oils.
What we eat has an effect on our brains. Focus more on eating nuts and fish that contain omega oils to nourish your brain.
9. Participate in creative activity before bedtime.
Scientists have proven the brain’s creative capability is best when it’s tired. To maximize on brain functionality find your creative genre and practice right before bed. Take advantage that your brain is tired at this time.
10. Play puzzles, word and board games.
Games are known to benefit the brain by improving the IQ. Playing puzzle games powers the brain to be better.