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Boost Your Brain Health With These Tips

By Brandi Goodman

Brain Awareness Week takes place each year in March. Though the dates change, the sentiment remains the same. Taking care of your brain health is vital to your overall well-being. Boost your brain health with these tips.

Read!

Reading is great for your brain. It helps improve cognitive function, boost memory, and improve concentration. March is also Reading Month, so it makes it the perfect time to pick up a book and get reading for your brain health.

Get More Exercise

Exercise encourages blood and oxygen flow to your brain. Because of this, you are far more likely to maintain your brain function if you are getting exercise on a regular basis. Fail to exercise often, and you are at risk of cognitive decline and even brain diseases, such as Alzheimer's. Walk, run, swim, or bike. Cardio is best for the brain.

Set a Sleep Routine

Working on little to no sleep makes it hard to function. You may find it difficult to concentrate, tough to remain jovial, and have a hard time making it through the day. Your brain functions far better on proper sleep. Set a sleep routine so you're getting the Zzz's you need on a daily basis.

Find Stress Relief That Works for You

Stress is dangerous for your brain. Chronic stress can raise your blood pressure, weaken your mind, and impair your health. Find stress relief methods that work for you so you can stop stress in its tracks. One person may be able to use a journal to keep their mind free while another may require time with friends spent laughing and enjoying the evening. It's also wise to find a stress relief solution for both home and work. You may not be able to turn up the tunes and relax at work, but you could keep an essential oil necklace on that calms you.

Change Your Diet

Your diet can have a lot of impact on your brain. Eat junk food all day and you're bound to feel sluggish and have a hard time concentrating. Eat fruit, vegetables, whole grains, and healthy fats and your mind can work efficiently. 

Whether it's Brain Awareness Week or not, you should always be doing what you can to keep your brain healthy and working well. Your well-being depends on it. Keep these tips in mind and work your way toward better brain health.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Gilbert, Ariz.

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