How to Support a Healthy Brain

As February is Psychology month, what a perfect time to share some tips on how to keep the brain (that very important part of whole body health) healthy:

Exercise — minimum 15-20 minutes of moderate exercise/day, such as walking

 Hydrate — drink enough water

 Connect with stimulating people and environments

 Eliminate stressful influences from your relationships and workplace

 Play games — such as bridge, Sudoku, scrabble, chess, and other  brain-challenging games; free-style play i.e. pets, children

 Google — researching, following threads, expanding knowledge, tapping into curiosity

 Learning something new/actively improving memory — learning a new language, learning a new instrument

 Sleeping — optimal times from 10 pm-6:30 am; for every missed hour of sleep, the debt needs to be made up i.e.napping up to 2-3 hours in a day will not disrupt nighttime sleep

 Eliminate neurotoxins from food (i.e. aspartame, msg), and consume food that supports the brain and is anti-inflammatory

 Having (good) sex


 Creating art/creative expression