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Brain Health - Sharpen your Brain and Memory Naturally

Brain is arguably the most important part of the human body

Anurag Khare 

mental health, brain, health
mental health, brain, health

is arguably the most important part of the The is the control tower, it is the organ that allows us to think, store information in the form of memory and communicate. When declines, the body enters a state of degeneration that leads to senility. Diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Multiple Sclerosis, are consequences of a critically ill An unhealthy brain, unfortunately which has become very common in today's day and age, causes issues such as fatigue, depression, loss of intellectual productivity, loss of memory, and so on. The most common reason for decrease in is aging. Other than old age medical conditions such as (ADHD), Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis and cognitive fatigue, dementia, Parkinson’s disease, psychological disorders and others may also be the reason for deteriorating and mental Pollution, saturated fats, and tobacco and sudden changes in blood sugar levels are also harmful for So, what are some of ways in which one can enhance and maintain the of the

through – A is always one of the most important factors for good The is built, maintained and functions thanks to the nutrients contained in the food we consume. The more the diet is rich in real nutrients, the better the body will be. This is especially true for the An adequate diet for the will include quality protein, essential fatty acids, complex carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals. Include fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts, fish for omega-3 fatty acids, chocolate and olive oil in your daily diet.

Exercise Your Brain – Recent discoveries and developments in neuroscience show that regular training can bring significant benefits to people of all ages as far as is concerned. One’s can be exercised by training and this can be done by challenging your Thus solves puzzles, use your non-dominant hand, play games such as Sudoku and chess frequently.

No to Alcohol, Smoking and Drugs – Addiction and substance abuse can have a very negative effect on Heavy drinking is linked to shrinkage of Excess usage of alcohol, tobacco or drugs impairs learning and memory formation. Substance or abuse also interferes with the process of regeneration of cells or neurons called neurogenesis.

Physical Healthis directly related to thus maintain your can be beneficial for both physical and mental Cardiovascular and aerobic exercise can help improve memory. Exercise also helps control insulin levels, promote sleep, reduce sleep and stress which hamper directly.

Keep learning new activity – Learning a new activity such as a new language or dance form can help the stay active and young. Take up a new hobby such as learning a musical instrument, also try and find new alternative activities such as swimming instead of jogging for better

Sleep – A good night’s sleep is essential for both physical and mental Sleep is when the rests and rejuvenates. Sleep is when the cells are refreshed and restored. Sleep deprivation can have a very negative impact on and no sleep means serious harm to the

Socialize – Socializing has a positive impact on health, thus go out, travel and meet new people. Researchers have found that meeting new people have the same impact on the as to solving puzzles and quizzes.

Breathing and Meditation – Breathing exercises and meditation has a very positive impact on It not only helps supply abundant oxygen to the but also help reduce stress and rejuvenate the mind and the body.

Stress Management – Persistent and chronic stress can have a very negative impact on Stress impedes functioning of the and also increases the risk of mental disorders such depression, anxiety, learning disorders, addictions and more. Thus manage and de-stress yourself periodically.

Supplements – Dietary and herbal supplements can also help maintain both physical and mental Supplements that are rich in Vitamins B6, B12, C, D, E, Folic acid, magnesium, zinc, selenium and CoQ10 can help restore and maintain

First Published: Tue, November 28 2017. 14:35 IST