Brain Health

How’s your memory been lately?

Is it difficult to recall information, names, phone numbers, addresses, your list of “to do” items?

Did you know our cognitive functions peak at age 30?

Keeping our brains healthy is just as important as keeping our bodies healthy. They require physical, emotional, and nutritional support to stay healthy and strong.

Here is a list of important steps you can take to protect your brain health and memory.

#1 Get more sleep
Sleep is probably the number one thing you can do to support your brain health. Many have trouble sleeping and rely heavily on sleep medications. However, taking sleep medications can negatively affect memory and information recall.

Rather than relying on medication these natural supplements can help you relax and lower stress which can help you start sleeping better:
– Magnesium
– Melatonin
– Phosphatidylserine (PS 100)

#2 Healthy Diet
We know that eating right just makes sense. It’s also important for brain power. Foods that are good for your heart are also good for your brain. It is important to eat a rainbow of colors everyday and eating organic foods lessen your exposure to toxins which can harm your body and your brain.

#3 Stop Stressing
Find a way to relax everyday. Yoga, meditation, journal writing, and deep breathing are all good ways to lower stress. Exercise is also a great stress-reducing activity. Walking, swimming, tennis, and other fun activities not only help your heart, but also keeps your brain healthy.

#4 Play Brain Games
When you challenge your brain to think differently you remain more sharp mentally and have an easier time retaining new information. Try doing something you may not normally be good at, like an art project, a puzzle, or math questions. Try taking a different route home or memorizing a poem. These and other mind games can help strengthen your brain and keep it from aging.

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