• Healthy Life by Jess

3 Simple Ways to Boost Your Brain Power

Updated: Mar 3, 2019

The bottom line is that with a healthy brain you are happier, physical healthier, wealthier, and more successful because you can make better decisions. The brain needs exercise, social connection, and good nutrition to function at its best. So today, I’m here to share with you THREE go-to tips for optimal brain health.


1. BRAIN FOOD

So which foods are particularly important to keep your grey matter happy and healthy?

Whole grains help improve concentration and focus. Try to substitute your morning white bread with whole grain bread.

Blueberries may help boost short- term memory. Add some blueberries the next time you make a smoothie or to your yogurt.

Walnuts are a powerful brain food shown to support cognitive flexibility. Have you ever noticed that walnuts actually look like brains? Broccoli may help improve brain power. Sauté or boil broccoli and add it to your salad or eggs to make it tasty and enjoyable.

Green tea consumption may help reduce the risk of cognitive decline. Green tea is high in antioxidants and helps fight inflammation and can be a great substitute to coffee.


2. PHYSICAL EXERCISE

Even if you have never exercised, any physical activity is better than none at all. Today is your day to start.

Try Aerobic Exercise like running or biking to help foster new brain cell growth.

Get into strength training (it doesn’t have to be huge weights!) to help enhance concentrate and increase decision making skills

Work on your flexibility through stretching or yoga class to improve your energy and brain health.

Challenge your body to do fun balance poses to help improve your overall movement and your ability to do things better throughout your life.




3. HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS

Are you happy with your social circle? No matter how you feel, it’s always fun to create new circles and build healthy relationships.

Step out of your comfort zone and try a new exercise class where you can meet a different community.

Join a book club and share your thoughts with others.

Spend time enjoying the company of friends or loved ones.

Volunteer at a homeless shelter, a hospital, or anywhere you find meaningful. This is a great way to flex your social skills and make new connections.

What are you waiting for? Get started TODAY.


XX,

Jessica