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Brain Healthy Holiday Dishes

The holidays are a wonderful time for friends, family and food. It’s a time of tradition and memories. It’s also a time when we break free from our diets, abusing our body and brain by eating and drinking almost anything that we see (or smell).  While that’s a fine approach, we do have the opportunity to make choices that will help our health and brain performance (without sacrificing flavor and tradition) during the holidays.  

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Breathing Techniques For Improved Focus and Memory

In today’s environment, staying focused while working from home can be difficult. It’s easy to get distracted by family, TV, snacking, chores and more. If you want to stay focused and boost your memory, try practicing deep breathing exercises! Deep breathing can reduce brain fog, improve focus and working memory.

 

Nutrition Tips to Improve Your Memory

Food provides fuel and nutrients to your brain to allow proper function. What you eat has the ability to keep the brain sharp as you age. There’s no exact way to stop cognitive decline, however, eating high-quality, nutrient dense foods can slow degeneration.   

Want to Improve Your Memory and Brain Function? Stay Hydrated!

We all want to have a better memory and be sharper. The first place to look is at your hydration levels. During the summer, it’s difficult to maintain proper hydration levels. Water is necessary for optimal daily function for all parts of our body including our brain. If you want to improve your working memory, attention span, mood, energy, and overall health, drink more water. 

 

Ayurvedic Herbs for the Mind

Did you know that powerful remedies exist that can improve memory, calm anxiety, lift depression, even relieve the symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease? No, they are not some new miracle drugs, but plants used for thousands of years in Ayurveda. Ayurveda is the ancient healing system of India in which anything in nature might be used as medicine, but primarily plants.

Essential Oils that Improve Memory

Essential oils have been used for thousands of years to improve memory and brain function. The ancient Egyptians and Babylonians were the first known users of essential oils for memory issues.  

Our memories are tied to smells as much as anything. Researchers have learned that memory recall at least doubles when a past event is associated with a smell. That’s why a whiff of a fragrance can send you back in time and carry with it images and feelings associated with that event.  

Want to Keep Your Brain Sharp in a Global Pandemic? Start Exercising!

Want to improve your memory in today’s Global Pandemic Environment? Start exercising! When evaluating exercise, we tend to focus on the physical benefits, but disregard the mental benefits. Current research has proven that consistent exercise has a wide range of benefits in enhancing brain function. With the global pandemic, your movement has likely been limited to your home. Spending too much time inside can make you feel sluggish and unmotivated. In addition, it can hinder your ability to focus. You can change that through exercise.  

Want To Improve Your Memory and Brain Health? Get Sleep!

There is an increasing amount of data that supports the importance of a good night’s sleep in promoting brain health and a healthy memory. Not only does adequate sleep help improve your overall health and current memory, it also helps promote long-term brain health. In addition to improving health and memory, getting enough sleep can also reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

Five Simple Exercises to Improve Your Brain Health and Memory

With the new year right around the corner, it’s time to start considering some of the things that you can do to improve your memory and brain health.  Many of us aspire to new exercise regimes and diets, but how many of us actually implement exercises to improve our memory and brain health?  Not many of us.  Make the new year different and memorable.  

Yoga Poses That Help With Memory

Many of us know that Yoga is a great way to get regular exercise and improve fitness. It’s fantastic because Yoga can be done almost anywhere, in any time frame, and fit into an active family focused life. The exercise part is wonderful, but did you also know that it’s great for your memory? 

The system of Yoga is built on three main structures: exercise, breathing, and meditation.

Three Tips for Improving Your Brain Health

The human brain is the command center for the human nervous system. It receives input from the sensory organs and sends output to the muscles and all the organs. The human brain has the same basic structure as other mammalian brains, but is larger in relation to body size than any other brains. It weighs about 3.3 lbs. (1.5 kilograms). The brain makes up about 2 percent of a human’s body weight. Despite this, even at rest, the brain consumes 20% of the body’s energy, about 327 calories per day! 

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