You are only as healthy as your habits. Here are a few habits that are commonly known to everyone but we sometimes do not understand their importance. Count how many good habits you have? The more you have, the more likely you are to be on the healthier track:
- Breathe Fresh Air
The brain is the largest oxygen consumer in our body. Inhaling fresh air increases the supply of oxygen to the brain, consequently increasing brain’s efficiency.
- Consume Less Sugar
Eating too much sugar fills your body with carbohydrates and interrupts with the absorption of proteins and nutrients causing malnutrition and may interfere with brain development.
- Do Not Cover Your Head while sleeping
Sleeping with your head covered, increases the concentration of carbon dioxide and decrease concentration of oxygen that may lead to brain damaging effects.
- Do Not Stress During Illness
Do not work hard or study when you are ill. The brain is less effective in sickness and increase in brain activity stresses and damages the brain in sickness.
- Eat Adequate
A balance diet is the key to health. Overeating causes hardening of the brain arteries which leads to a decrease in mental power. Eat adequate.
- Eat Breakfast
Remember when our parents stressed on taking breakfast and we did not care. Science has proven that people who do not take breakfast tend to have a lower blood sugar level. This leads to an insufficient supply of nutrients to the brain causing brain degeneration.
- Keep Your Brain Active
The more you use your brain, the more effective it is. Thinking is the best way to train your brain. Playing intellectual games like word games and sudoku also stimulates thoughts and prevents brain shrinkage.
- No Smoking
The process of slow poisoning your body is called smoking. It causes multiple brain shrinkage due to lack of oxygen and may lead to Alzheimer.
- Sleep Enough
Sleep allows our brain to rest. An average human brain needs 6-7 hours of sleep every day. Long term sleep deprivation accelerates the death of brain cells.
- Talk Rarely
An intellectual conversation promotes the efficiency of the brain. When we talk a lot we talk randomly.