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How to Build a Healthy Brain and Keep It That Way

By Genevieve Cunningham

Everyone wants to keep their brain healthy and strong for a lifetime. Our brains and our thoughts help to make us who we are. If our brains aren't sharp, then we really don't feel like ourselves in everyday life. But how do we keep the brain healthy? Are there really things that we can do to improve the health of our brain specifically? If you are interested in keeping your brain healthy from here through the future, take a look at these tips to incorporate into your routine today.

Eat for Brain Health

Just like any other part of the body, the brain needs certain nutrients in order to thrive. If you would like to keep the brain healthy, it's important to eat a healthy and well balanced diet. This diet should include fish, nuts, and plenty of vegetables such as broccoli and kale. The combination of nutrients that these foods bring to the table can enhance the health of your brain and promote long-term wellness in this area of the body.

Engage in Learning

Learning should not stop when school stops. Learning is a lifelong process, and you should definitely treat it that way. Engaging the brain in learning something new on a regular basis can help keep your memory sharp and your focus intense. What are you supposed to learn? It doesn't matter. Learn a new language, study history, learn to paint, or do whatever sounds interesting to you. Learning is something that you should never stop, so find something new and get your brain engaged right away.

Challenge Yourself Regularly

Believe it or not, there are exercises that are specifically targeted toward the brain. These generally come in the form of puzzles, riddles, or brain games. They require you to think quickly or to come up with answers on a whim. The great thing about these kinds of exercises is that they are actually a ton of fun. You can find these games at your local department store, or you can probably do a simple search online and find an array of games to incorporate into your life every day.

Though you can't necessarily avoid all problems or disease, you can definitely take specific steps to try and keep your brain healthy. Just like any other part of the body, it needs attention. Use these tips to help keep your brain healthy so that you can feel more like yourself day in and day out for the rest of your life.

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

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