Brain Boosting Tips: How to Improve Brain Health

The human brain is a three-pound organ that is both complex and fascinating. Incorporating simple, specific habits into your daily routine will have dramatic effects not only on your cognitive fitness, but also on your overall health.

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The human brain is a three-pound organ that is both complex and fascinating. The myth that we only use 10 percent of it is just that: a myth. Imaging tools like PET scans and MRIs have helped neuroscientists revolutionize our understanding of the brain. Although all the brain's regions are not firing at once, most are continually active over a 24-hour period. Even during rest and sleep, the majority of our brain is active.

Importance of boosting brain health

Our brains are composed of approximately 75 percent water, as well as fat and protein. This high percentage of water is the perfect setting for the QiOne 2 Pro: the gold alloy grid chip is specifically designed to stimulate these water molecules to enter a coherent state. In this state, the water molecules are arranged in a crystalline structure which results in more efficient and healthier communication between the cells.  

According to the World Health Organization, Alzheimer’s and other brain diseases will affect one out of every five people at some point in life. Fortunately, declining brain health and cognitive loss are not inevitable. Incorporating simple, specific habits into your daily routine will have dramatic effects not only on your cognitive fitness, but also on your overall health. The earlier you start, the better.

Here are twenty ways to boost lasting brain health. 

  1. Drink plenty of water. Since water comprises much of your brain, dehydration can easily have a negative effect on brain function, namely memory and attention. Always stay properly hydrated.

  2. Eat healthy fats, such as omega-3s and omega-6s. Your brain is the fattiest organ in your body, and these omega fats are vital for its continued health, as well as overall body health. Not only do they stabilize the cell walls in the brain, but they also reduce inflammation and stimulate proper functioning of the immune system. Consider including other brain booster nutrients.

  3. Limit alcohol consumption. If you drink often for long periods of time, alcohol can potentially affect your brain permanently–including memory issues and reduced cognitive function–and not reverse once you become sober again.

  4. Invest in a QiOne 2 Pro. The pendant’s gold alloy grid chip is designed to increase the amount of coherent water in your body, protecting you from harmful toxins. When your cells are better protected, your brain function is energized in all the right ways.
  5. Get plenty of exercise. Working your muscles brings oxygen-rich blood to the brain. Exercise also spurs development of new neurons and increases connections between brain cells at the synapses. It can lower blood pressure, improve cholesterol levels, help blood sugar balance and reduce mental stress, all of which boosts your brain (and heart) health. Dancing is especially great for the brain, as it has the added dimension of rhythm, balance, music and social connectedness.

 

  1. Eat nutrient-rich food. Since your brain can process information as fast as 268 miles per hour, it’s important to fuel it properly with superfoods like salmon, eggs, nuts, leafy greens, berries, coffee (in moderation), and dark chocolate (in moderation).

  2. Do one thing at a time. Our brains aren’t hardwired for multitasking. Research reveals we can only task switch: quickly switching back-and-forth between different tasks, rather than doing them at the same time. When we attempt to “multitask” our error rate goes up 50 percent and it takes us twice as long to do things.

  3. Get sufficient sleep. The brain requires proper rest. Sleep deprivation not only kills brain cells, which can impair your judgement, memory, and reaction time, but it builds up beta amyloid, the protein linked to Alzheimer’s disease. In fact, deep sleep is probably the most important factor in preserving brain health.

  4. Meditate. Stress affects your memory. Meditation helps improve memory and brain information-processing. It also supports health, sanity, and personal growth. 
  1. Identify your purpose. Having a sense of intentionality and goal-directedness gives rise to positive emotions, along with a slower rate of cognitive decline in old age.

  2. Build a social network. Having a solid social network helps preserve cognitive ability, especially in advanced age.

  3. Read out loud. Reading aloud uses different brain circuitry than reading silently, and  promotes brain development. This is why you should read aloud to young children when they are first learning to read.

  4. Buy plants. Plants act as a natural happiness booster. Flowering plants are known to promote the release of oxytocin and dopamine, the neurotransmitters associated with a surge of positive emotions.

  5. Engage your cognitive skills. Games like jigsaw puzzles, crosswords, chess and other problem-solving and memory games improve executive function and processing speed.

  6. Learn a new skill. If you’ve already mastered a skill, your brain can perform it out of habit and isn’t forced to form important neural connections. Learning a new language, taking music lessons, or using a new software program, for example, requires your brain to learn and grow. And it can be lots of fun.

  7. Do nothing. Chill. Research suggests that doing nothing is critical for creativity and innovation: it provides the mental space to produce new insights.

  8. Eliminate distractions. Limit time spent on external distractions like phone calls and social media. When you get overtaken by internal distractions like daydreaming or worrying, do some breathing exercises to unwind and reset your mind. This can boost your focus and productivity.

  9. Redecorate. Paint a room in your home. Rearrange your furniture. Hang new pictures. Clean out closets. This can encourage new cell growth in the brain.

  10. Expose yourself to beauty. Observe the pleasant sights and sounds around you, and then tell others about them. Painting a mental image prompts the growth of new cells in the visual, verbal and memory parts of the brain.

  11. Use your nondominant hand. Eat, write, brush your teeth, and/or operate your computer mouse with your non-dominant hand. Trying daily activities this way can unleash creativity as well as trigger improved memory functioning. Even novel tasks like taking a shower with your eyes closed or switching seats at the dinner table show increased brain activity in several regions of the cerebral cortex.

It’s never too late to make changes: what you do today impacts your brain of tomorrow. 

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