We’re always hearing about how we’re killing our brain cells, but what about making changes and growing new, healthy ones?
Are you interested in improving your memory? How about your problem-solving skills? Are you wanting to feel more focused on the job, in conversations, and in your hobbies? It can be done, and it’s not difficult at all. If fact, it’s so simple, some of these tips may surprise you.
1) Get a good night’s sleep—consistently. Aim for between seven and nine hours per night. You know how you feel more alert after a solid slumber? Those are your new baby brain cells lovin’ life.
2) Get exercise. Anything that works up a sweat will do the trick. And that includes a healthy romp in the hay (wink-wink.) Studies show that cognitive function increases in those who stick to an exercise regimen.
3) Give up smoking, methamphetamines, cocaine, and sniffing any kind of solvents or chemicals. Do you really need a hyperlink to a source that promotes this? Stop killing those cells and someday, if you’re lucky, your brain will return to a healthy state.
4) Drink more water. Dehydration is a culprit known to cause brain-cell deterioration. Carry around a non-toxic decanter and refill throughout the day with fresh water.
5) Cut calories. Overeating lends to brain fog. Restricting calories by approximately 20 percent stimulates the growth of new brain cells.
6) Practice coping skills. Keep stress levels low whenever possible. Anxiety and panic raise cortisol levels, which in turn, can damage brain cells. A calm body breeds healthier cells all over.
7) Drink green tea. A substance in green tea generates new cells. That’s why the inclusion of green tea into our diet improves memory and cognition.
8) Stand at least two feet away from your microwave oven when it’s cooking anything. You risk degeneration of cells from microwaves, especially if your oven “leaks.”
Of course, eating fresh, whole foods will help to keep you properly nourished. If you’re consuming vitamins and minerals derived directly from food sources (and enhancing with supplements), you’re already on a terrific path towards keeping healthy cells happy. Incorporating the above tips should help get you in gear and your brain cells-a-multiplyin’ !