8 Bad Brain Habits to Avoid
The brain is one of the most valuable organs in the body. Our ability to communicate, make decisions, problem-solve, and live a productive life depend on the brain. Check out these eight common culprits that keep your cognitive wheels from spinning at their best.
Our brains are made up of almost 75 percent water–with roughly 171 billion cells. The more structured, organized and “coherent” the water molecules are, the more efficiently the brain cells can communicate–both inter cellularly (between the cells) and intracellularly (within the cells). This means taking care of yourself physically, mentally and emotionally: feeding your brain on all levels. Because every choice you make has a role to play in determining your brain’s destiny.
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, an estimated 6.2 million Americans age 65 and older are living with Alzheimer’s dementia in 2021. That staggering number is expected to more than double by 2050—to a mind-boggling 13 million. There’s no foolproof way to prevent dementia. And you can’t change your family history. Nor can you stop having birthdays each year. What you can do is make lifestyle changes.
You might not think you’re doing anything to sabotage your brain health. But oftentimes it’s the things we do regularly that impair optimal function. As important as adding good habits to your routine, you need to know which habits to avoid.
Stopping habits bad for brain health
Check out these eight common culprits that keep your cognitive wheels from spinning at their best. Eliminate them from your daily routine, invest in a QiOne 2 Pro, and watch your brain power improve.
Living a sedentary lifestyle.
More brain cells are activated and strengthened when you exercise than when you’re doing anything else. The longer you go without regular exercise, the more likely you are to have dementia, get diabetes, heart disease, and/or high blood pressure–all of which may be linked to Alzheimer’s. When you stop working out, your brain’s gray matter takes a hit, along with your information processing and critical thinking. Pump up your heart rate for 30–45 minutes at least three times a week.
Bad sleep routine.
Consistency is key. If you don’t go to bed and wake up at the same time, or have chronic stress, drink too much caffeine or alcohol, your quality of sleep suffers. Poor sleep hygiene is a major contributor to memory and cognitive loss. Sleep is when your brain removes toxins that have built up during awake time. Get a bedtime routine and stick to it. Don’t expect miracles overnight: your body needs time to adjust.
Eating too much sugar, processed food, and unhealthy fats.
Parts of the brain linked to learning, memory, and mental health are smaller in people who have lots of hamburgers, fries, potato chips, and sugary drinks in their diet. A high sugar diet also impacts the level of beneficial bacteria in the gut. Think twice before you go for fast food. Go for berries, whole grains, nuts, and green leafy vegetables instead.
Lacking mental stimulation.
Any form of learning limits the debilitating effects of aging on our brain. If you’re spending a lot of time watching tv or on social media, your brain is in passive mode. Read a book, do a crossword puzzle or pick up a hobby instead. When you can’t remember something, don’t google it right away: give your brain time to recall the information. Make your brain work.
Don’t be proud of the fact that you can talk on the phone while making dinner. Or text while watching a show. This back and forth pacing is not true multitasking anyway. It’s a process that consumes a lot of your brain’s energy and reduces performance by up to 40 percent. Do one thing at a time.
Too much time inside.
As the carbon dioxide in your exhalation accumulates in a room, it impedes cognitive function by dilating blood vessels and decreasing neuron activity. Keep your windows cracked open if possible. Better yet, spend more time outside.
Not socially active.
Social interaction helps ward off depression and stress, both of which can contribute to memory loss and brain atrophy. There is no doubt that alone time is important, but so is making a conscious effort to connect with loved ones and friends. It actually strengthens the health of your brain.
Not drinking enough water.
Studies show that prolonged periods of dehydration cause brain tissue to shrink, effecting functions like planning and visuospatial processing. Good hydration helps brain fog, confusion, headaches, dizziness and more. Enough good cannot be said about proper hydration.
Preserving your brain
As we age, so do our brains. While there is no global consensual definition of brain health, if you ask neurologists and neuroscientists, they’ll agree on this: while changes to the body and brain are normal in the aging process, there are things you should be doing to stave off memory loss, Alzheimer’s and other declines in brain function. To preserve optimal brain integrity and mental and cognitive function at any given age, you must:
- Move well
- Sleep well
- Eat well
- Stay mentally active
- Stay socially involved
How QiOne 2 Pro helps
QiOne 2 Pro is the best investment you can make in yourself. You’ll have the motivation and energy to move more/exercise. Your cells will be better protected from toxins. Your sleep will improve. Your thoughts will be clearer. Your brain cells will strengthen. You’ll connect better on all levels. Your sense of wellbeing will be restored.
QiOne 2 Pro fits right in with this amazingly complex network of neurons. Its gold alloy grid chip stimulates more of the body’s molecules to enter a coherent state. Not only does this state increase cell voltage (giving you more energy), but electrons are freed up to form a protective shell around the cells, preventing viruses, bacteria, EMFs and other harmful toxins from entering. When the cells are protected, interference doesn’t stand a chance. There is literal fluidity, literal coherence in your body. All you have to do is wear it.
You’ll be living the best version of yourself.