3 Easy Ways to Improve Your Brain Power
Have you ever wondered what you can do to help maintain your brain in tip top working order?
We used to think that losing some of your brain function was a normal part of ageing, and to some extent it is, but even though your brain will get smaller there is so much you can do to help keep it healthy.
The good news is that not only will it help your brain you will definitely feel better as well. Your brain is the major control centre for your moods and energy levels. Look after it and it will look after you.
1: Eat Well
There has been lots of research to show the benefits of eating well. Particularly around Omega 3 & 6 and the effect of antioxidants. You need to include more of these in your diet.
- Increase your intake of fatty fish, and healthy oils and nuts.
- Go for bright and deeply coloured fruit and vegetables that are full of antioxidants.
- Make sure you eat good quality protein like eggs and grass fed meat
When you sleep your body repairs the damage done during the day. More importantly this is when the brain repairs itself as well. You really do need 8 hours of sleep. If you want some tips on improving your sleep listen in here to Bev Roberts talking about the importance of sleep and some simple tips for improving your sleep.
More and more we are coming to realise that exercise isn’t just good for keeping your muscles moving but it also greatly improves the functioning of your brain.
Interesting new research is showing that strength and resistance exercise is better for your brain function than aerobic exercise alone. So if you haven’t already then you need to add at least 2 days per week of strength and resistance work. You can get some ideas on my Exercise Page.
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