When people think of fitness and health, the first thing that came into their mind is body muscles, conditioning, gym and workout but it is actually more than that. The most important thing in fitness and health is a healthy brain. Our brain the major part of our body, it controls everything from movement, speech to overall health. Having a healthy state of mind means healthy sense of well-being. This gives you confident in life knowing that you are fully and able to function in your everyday lives. However, it did not stop here, as a human being, we need a constantly sustain our well-being by following these simple tips below:
Develop strong bonds with others.
Communicating of connecting with loved ones and friends can have a great impact to you brain and boost your immune system. As a matter of fact, having a great quality relationship is enough to let you know that you are loved and supported.
Feed your brain.
Luckily, there are specific foods that are intended to boost the brain’s performance such as blueberry, fish, dark green vegetables, avocados, sunflower seeds, peanut butter, red wine and whole grains. These are foods that are high in omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, rich in good fats and filled with nutrients such as vitamin E and lutein which is good to promotes brain health and protects the brain cells.
Mind your health and take care of yourself.
Taking care of yourself can make things easier for you. Physicians can only help us when we are get sick or having virus or bacterial infections but the rest is up to us. Maintain a good hygiene and love your body. A balanced diet and regular physical activity can benefits your mind and body at once. Do not be afraid to speak up to your physician. Follow your physician’s advice and undergo a regular physical examination.
Get enough rest daily.
Getting enough rest is what people in this generation lacks. With all the technologies and gadgets, young people seldom go to bed early. Having sufficient sleep per day promotes help restores the mind and body. If you are having a hard time sleeping at night, meditate for a while and ponder on things that you love the most. Keeping your mind at a calm state will help you get better sleep at night.
Stop and be silence.
I decided to include this on the list because I believe our society nowadays lack the time to fully relax and be still. Due to the fast moving environment we are living in, our brain had to work twice as fast than it should in order to cope up with work. This often leads to stress and other negative effects on our brain. Set a time within the day to stop from whatever you are doing and just inhale and exhale slowly. Connect with your Higher Power and be grateful for a moment in your life. Positive thought greatly benefits the mind and body and gives life a new experience.
Say no to smoking, drinking and drugs.
These are dangerous substances that alter the mind and affect your overall health. Engaging yourself with these dangerous substances can decrease your concentration, attention, memory, emotions and your ability to decide and make plans. Meanwhile, smoking is the main cause of cancers including lung, oral, stomach and liver cancer. It also leaves you with bad breath, teeth and finger stains as well as bad body odor.
Never stop learning even when you age. Keeping up with your purpose in life is vital to help you live longer. Involve in fun and adventure physical activity that can develop your skills, talent and interests as time goes by. Keeping yourself happy and active can prevent you from getting sickness and gives you the young energy boost.
Challenge your brain.
Living a sedentary life is bad for your brain because our brain is like muscles; the more you exercise them the stronger they become. I came to know an old man and he is in his 80s but he still manages to know the laws written in the books from cover to cover. And he is a great lawyer up until now. The key to his superb memory is that he keeps his mind active through reading, learning new languages, solve a puzzle and he even played Bejeweled in his pastimes. You can also challenge your brain in your own ways like brushing your teeth using the opposite hand each morning, playing musical instruments or doing something that is opposite from your daily routine. Anything that stimulates your brain!
Handle stress wisely.
Nobody can avoid or get rid of stress. It happens every day in our lives. The most important thing is to know what causes your stress or anxiety. Once you found the root, it will be easier for you to deal with it in a proper way. Stress is part of life and it depends on us how to handle it. Manage your time better do that it can help you have a balance lifestyle and not stressing out over petty things. Try yoga, meditation or any relaxation activity that you are comfortable with.