The brain is to the human body what the sun is to our solar system. The human brain ensures the effective functioning of important activities of the body, and require that we take proper care of it as without it, the body can function properly. Below are five everyday bad habits you really should avoid to have a healthy brain and life.
*. Skipping Breakfast
Health they say is wealth, "having a deadline to meet" or "don't want to be late for a job interview" should never be an excuse to skip breakfast if you really value your health and well being. Research has shown that people who skip their breakfast are going to have a lower blood sugar level. This leads to an insufficient supply of nutrients to the brain causing brain degeneratinn.
By skipping breakfast, you don't just deny your brain of its essential fix of energy but also compel it to seek for high calorie and unhealthy food option. Therefore, before you dash out of the door next time, make sure you 'feed your brain' first. It's important.
If you're the type that eat just about anything that comes your way, you might wanna slow down a bit as you are not doing your brain any good.
Over-eating exposes you to the risk of heart failure, obesity, mood swings, diabetes and a whole lot of other grave problems. It causes hardening of the brain arteries, leading to a decrease in mental power.
"Smokers are liable to die young" is clearly inscribed on most cigarette packs, but that don't stop a lot of smokers from still inhaling the killer smokes.
What a lot of them don't know, however, is that the deleterous effects of smoking don't just manifest in our lungs and heart alone, but also our brain. Nicotine, in addition to causing the release of dopamine, also causes the cortex to thin. Thinning of the cortex is associated with memory impairment, anxiety, depression, and also increases the risk of Alzheimer's and Schizophrenia.
If you're finding it hard to quit, you should consider electronic cigarette.
*. Sleep Deprivation
This is rampant among today's youths expecially with a lot more addicted to their smartphones and internet.
Sleep is cardinal to the functioning of our brain, it is during our deep sleep cycles that our brain initiates processes that help our body to purge toxins. Long term deprivation from sleep will accelerate the death of brain cells.
*. Neglecting Brain-stimulating Activities
The brain needs to be engaged in stimulating activities like thinking, writing and talking, because, that's what it is MEANT FOR. Intellectual conversations will promote the efficiency of the brain, lacking in any of these activities may cause brain shrinkage.
Now that you are aware of some daily unhealthy habits that have harmful effects on your brain, start avoiding them.
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