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Ways of improving your brain health

Good brain health is a state in which every indivijual can realize their own abilities and optimize their cognitive, emotional, psychological and behavioral functioning to cope with life situations.

Here are the five things recommended by qualified and approved doctors to keep your brain healthy:

1. Exercise regularly

Exercise has many known benefits and it appears that regular physical activity benefits the brain. Multiple research studies show that people who are physically active are less likely to experience a decline in their mental function and have a lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. This is as a result of increased blood flow to your brain during exercise

2. Get plenty of sleep

Sleep plays an important role in your brain health. It is important that you try to get 7 to 8 consecutive hours of sleep per night. Consecutive sleep gives your brain the time to consolidate and store your memories effectively.

3. Stay mentally active

Your brain is similar to a muscle-you need to use it or you lose it. There are many things you can do to keep your brain in shape such as doing crossword puzzles, Sudoku, reading, playing cards or putting together a jigsaw puzzle. Finally don’t watch too much television, as that is a passive activity and does little to stimulate your brain.

4. Remain socially involved

Social interactions helps ward off depression and stress, both of which can contribute to memory loss. Look for opportunities to connect with loved ones, friends and others, especially if you live alone.

5. Eat well

A diet rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, low in saturated fat, full of the nutrients found in leafy green vegetables, along with whole grains can help keep your brain healthy throughout your life.

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