9 Changes to Make to Your Life to Keep Your Brain Healthy and Focused
Losing cognition skills doesn’t have to be inevitable.
In fact, by making some simple life changes now, you can help your brain to stay healthy and focused, regardless of your age. Strive for optimal health daily, ways that you can be productive and positive. Schedule in your movement, meditation, and mindset exercises.
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Drop the Stress
Chronic stress can damage your brain. Start with an honest evaluation of what stress you can erase. For the rest, remember you can always learn the skills to manage it better. Try daily meditation and exercise. Time for yourself is really of utmost importance.
Get in Motion
Speaking of exercise, did you know regular physical activity is not just good for your body but brings your mind to peak condition as well? Try exercise that requires you to concentrate for added benefit. Get your sweat on! Weight-bearing activity is so good for your joints. Put on a great song and dance – the endorphins will do their magic and you will feel that internal smile! Join our program Healthy Brain & Optimal Posture – use the code done4u at the checkout for $50 off!!
Try Something Fishy
Those omega-3 fatty acids are good for you. Eat salmon, tuna, or some other kind of fatty fish every week if you can. Studies show that omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil is associated with a decreased risk of high blood pressure and triglyceride levels. There’s also some evidence that diets high in omega-3 fatty acids help with rheumatoid arthritis. Past evidence pointed to omega-3 fatty acids reducing the risk of heart attacks, strokes, and death from heart disease. Read more here.
Drop the Sugar
It’s a known fact sugar isn’t good for you but did you know eating a lot of it will lead to inflammation in the brain inhibiting brain function? Now is the time to find other, healthier snacks, like veggies or nuts. Meal prep and planning are essential for scheduling in your healthy foods. Inside our Morning Rituals Planner you will find meal planning calendar sheets, and weekly menu guide sheets.
Spend Time with Friends
Getting out with people you enjoy spending time with keeps your brain engaged and challenged in positive ways. If you can’t get out to see them schedule a zoom meeting or set up a board game that you can play with your friends online. We often host co-working sessions to connect with our community and get set up with extra accountability.
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Nothing is quite so good for your brain as engaging it and challenging it with new information. Take a class. Learn a language. Do something new. Listen to a podcast or find your favourite people to learn from on YouTube. Up your expertise in your life. If you don’t know how to do something challenge yourself to learn – wow yourself daily!
Drop the Toxins
Things like smoking, alcohol, and constant exposure to toxins in the environment will impair your brain function. Clean up your environment. Quit smoking. Limit alcohol consumption. Doing all these things will help you to stay sharper longer. Research vitamins and minerals that you can add to increase your health today. Also, consider the toxins that are in your visual field – watching the news too much or negative shows, scrolling the feed aimlessly – these are all visual toxins. Clean that up!
Pay Attention to your Vitamins
Making sure your nutritional needs are in balance will keep your brain functioning at its best. The important ones for brain health? B-12, B-6, magnesium, and folate. In a healthy diet, you would normally get most of what you need. Although you could add to this a supplement with Vitamin D if your levels are low. Research what you need, cross-check what vitamins could help based on your symptoms.
In the end, making sure you get enough sleep is one of the best things you can do for your brain (and your general health). Make sure you’re getting 7-9 hours of sleep at night, in an environment optimal for sleep.
Some attention on your brain now will serve you well in your later life. Don’t delay in making these changes. The sooner you begin, the better. Your brain will thank you for it! Brain dump your to-dos, we have so many planner sheets inside the Morning Rituals Planner to keep you focused on optimizing your waking hours.
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