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Sunday, 15 May 2016

CONTRIBUTED POST | Top Tips For Keeping Your Brain Fit and Active

Keeping your body fit is key to leading an active and happy life. But we shouldn’t just stop at trying to increase our physical fitness. We also need to take good care of our mental fitness as well. If we don’t, then we could be putting ourselves at risk from mental health diseases as well as illnesses such as Alzheimer's and dementia. There are a few different things you can do to look after your brain. Here are some of the easiest. 

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CHALLENGE YOURSELF
The brain loves getting stuck into puzzles. The kinds that you find in the back of newspapers are ideal! Things like crosswords and sudokus can keep our mind stimulated, preventing it from aging prematurely. There are many other ways you can challenge your brain. Learning languages is another good one. And the best thing about a new language is that it will open up an exciting new culture to you!
HEALTHY EATING
Some foods can boost your brainpower! Sticking to a vegetarian or vegan diet can be very beneficial to your brain. Fruits, vegetables, and cereals are where all the healthy goodness that your brain loves can be found! If you are still eating meat, make sure to eat lots of oily fish. They contain high levels of Omega 3 fatty acids, which can help your brain to function properly.
TAKE SUPPLEMENTS
If you are a strict vegetarian or vegan, you can still enjoy the benefits of oily fish by taking Omega 3 supplements. Your local supermarket should sell them in capsule form. There are some other supplements that can help your brain as well, such as Citicoline. There are certain Citicoline indications that are warning signs. If you notice them, your brain isn’t producing enough naturally. If you are having problems with your memory or thinking logically, it could be worth taking this supplement to help your brain out.


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TAKE A TRIP
Your brain thrives when it has a change of scenery. When there are new things for it to focus on, it will reignite neurons that could have been dormant for some time. Don’t worry if you can’t afford a holiday, though. You can help your brain even just by walking a different route to university or work. And I’m sure you’ll be able to find loads of exciting new places you’ve yet to explore in your local area!
WORK OUT
Keeping your body fit also keeps your mind fit. So you are killing two birds with one stone! By being active, we are promoting blood flow up to our head, and it also encourages the development of new brain cells and neurons. This then prevents it from aging before its time. Not only that but exercise reduces stress, which can have a very negative effect on your brain and mental health. You don’t have to start running marathons to feel the benefits. Just walk more instead of driving everywhere!
By keeping your brain and body healthy, you are giving yourself the best chance to live a happy and healthy life!
 *Please note this post has been contributed.

4 comments:

  1. A healthy brain is a healthy mind! Love these tips.

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  2. Great tips! I really do think working out helps me to focus and concentrate better, honestly, I love a good workout! Taking a trip is a good tip! I'm going to take a different route when I walk tomorrow :D Thanks for sharing.

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  3. I do want to keep my brain in good shape. These are great tips. I have to remember to keep those Omega 3s in mind.

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