Get plenty of sleep can give positive impact on your brain health.
I read this health and beauty magazine for the march issue. Actually i found this magazine been laying at the table in office for months already. So, i borrowed it and read. There is one interesting article i would like to share with you my dear readers. It's about the healthy of brain. Maybe some of the tips can bring a relieve for your brain, body and soul as well. Research done by Alliance for Aging research team depicted that by keeping your brains healthy, it can lessens and prevent the cognitive decline that often comes with aging. They suggested 10 steps to improve our brain health.
Here are they:
1. Get a Brain-Healthy Diet
Keep your diet rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, protein, antioxidants, fruits, vegetables and vitamin B; low in trans fat and an appropriate level of carbohydrates.
2. Stay Mentally Active
Take up new or challenging activities such as learning a new language, working on crossword puzzles and learning how to dance can challenge your mind.
3. Exercise Regularly
Increasing blood circulation and improving coordination by exercising regularly helps prevent condition that increase the risk of dementia such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes.
4. Get Plenty of Sleep
Not getting enough sleep can have a negative impact on brain health.
5. Stay Active Socially
Spending time with friends,volunteering and travelling can keep your mind active.
6. Manage Stress Well
Participating in yoga, resting, reading, spending time with friends or doing other stress-relieving activities can help preserve your ability to remember and learn.
7. Avoid Unhealthy Habits
Unhealthy habits such as SMOKING, HEAVY DRINKING and use of RECREATIONAL DRUGS can increase the risk of dementia and cognitive decline.
8. Prevent Brain Injury
Wear protective head gear and seat belts to avoid injury.
9. Consider Your Genes
If your family history puts you at risk for developing dementia, work with your doctor to find ways to maintain your brain health to help avoid or slow the progression of cognitive decline.
10.Control Other Health Condition
Maintaining a healthy weight, eating well-balanced and nutritious diet and managing stress can help reduce the risk of disease that can affect your brain.
# brain health tips from March 2007 issue Health and Beauty magazine.