Today is World Brain Day!
It’s a great opportunity to celebrate our amazing “grey matter” that allows us to navigate the world. Founded by the World Federation of Neurology, this year’s theme is “better brain health for all”.
So, lets make it personal. Here are some of the many things you can do to help yourself to better brain health.
Physical activity - walking, going to the gym, anything which gets you moving is helpful.
Make time for others – social engagement not only brings us the chance to communicate with others, it also allows us to recognise and celebrate our similarities- and our differences!
Good nutrition – making sure you eat a well-balanced diet with lots of fresh, colourful fruit and vegetables, reducing processed foods will help your brain stay healthy.
Hydration – even being a little dehydrated puts your brain under stress. Increase your water intake to help your brain perform better. And remember, thirst sometimes feels like hunger, so reach for a drink before you eat!
Breathe cleaner air – escape the city when you can and spend time in nature to breathe fewer damaging airborne pollutants.
Get better (and more) sleep – you may need more sleep than you’re giving yourself. Try an early night or two and see if it makes you feel better the following day. Switching off from screen viewing an hour before bed will also allow your brain to rest more fully.
None of these costs much (if anything), but the benefits could be huge.
Invest some time in thinking how you can care for your brain better today!
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Juan Carlos is a therapist and author with over 22 years' experience as a diagnostic scientist.
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