Love your Brain is raising awareness of brain health and how to protect and strengthen your brain.
Exercise and the Brain
Exercise can help release hormones that keep your brain cells healthy. It also releases endorphins that can improve mood and helps with sleep and reducing stress and anxiety. Exercise can also prevent hypertension which is a risk factor for the development of dementia. To keep your brain in top form, around 12--150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise a week should help. This can be walking, swimming, dancing or anything that gets your heart pumping.
Nutrition and the Brain
Nutrition has a massive impact on our cognition. Multiple studies have found a correlation between a diet high in refined sugars and impaired brain function: and even a worsening of symptoms of mood disorders such as depression. To support brain health, a diet which is low in refined sugars and high in fruit and vegetables, healthy facts and some carbohydrates is recommended. Carbohydrates help concentration and alertness while Omega 3, found in oily fish, can help memory retention.
Sleep and the Brain
A healthy amount of sleep is vital for brain functions such as memory. Between 7-8 hours of sleep a night is recommended to keep your brain healthy as too little or too much sleep can both have negative effects on your brain's ability to function properly.
For more free resources on how to keep your brain healthy visit www.superbrain.ie where you will also find links to the Super Brain podcast.
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