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3 Ways to Keep Your Brain Healthy

By Genevieve Cunningham

The brain is one of the most important and most complex organs in the body. Some would argue that the brain is what makes us who we are, and they wouldn't necessarily be wrong in that argument. The brain is where we have thoughts, process details, and save memories. Because of its gigantic role in our lives, it's so very important to keep it healthy. But how? To create a long-term plan for optimal brain health, take a look at these tips to follow starting today.

You Need to Get Adequate Rest

The mind needs rest more than any other part of the body. When we don't get enough rest, we can literally go crazy. Our brains will misfire and cause confusion, and eventually, a complete lack of sleep can lead to death. Instead of going down that dangerous route, why not make sleep a serious priority? Doing so can improve everything in your life -- your health, your brain function, and the way you feel on a daily basis. 

You Need to Always Challenge It

The brain thrives on challenge. It's how it grows and stays engaged. So how can you challenge the brain? Not by binge watching Netflix every night! Take a class, learn a skill, or practice a language. Even very small tasks -- such as brushing your teeth with your non dominant hand -- can engage and challenge the brain. Keep this in mind when you're trying to boost overall health and stay well. These little challenges (and some big, fun challenges too) can keep your brain in good condition.

You Need a Doctor's Care

Don't ignore the need for a doctor. We all need to see a doctor on a regular basis. Why? Because a doctor can check for problems, listen to concerns, and help make a plan of action to keep you well. And this most certainly includes the brain! If you don't have a regular doctor, find one and go for a checkup. With the right care, you can protect the brain to the best of your ability and get moving in a healthier direction.

If you don't think the health of the brain matters, think again. Everything that we do requires the use of the brain. Use these tips to keep your brain healthy and strong, and enjoy a happier life both now as well as in the future.

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

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