Adding to this “white noise” is the decrease in simple tasks you once had to do yourself which are no longer necessary.
The presence of computers and cell phones hinder your ability to improve brain health and protect it from degeneration ; as there is no need to search for your spelling mistakes, ability to remember your payment of bill, and to recall a phone number to name a few.
Cognitive Functions of Your Brain
Your brain is the most complex organ in your body. So complex, in fact, that scientists are still finding connections and learning how different areas of the brain work.
There are five essential cognitive functions of your brain that come into play when you want to “boost” brain power: spatial concepts, language skills, executive functions, attention span, and memory.
How you train your brain may depend heavily on your habits.
7 Ways to Improve Your Brain Health Right Now
1. Positive Thinking
Tai chi, yoga, guided deep breathing, and meditation can help you stay “in the moment” and release anxiety and stress from a bad day.
The above mentioned activities have been proven to improve blood flow, increase lung capacity, minimize stress, and improve your brain health.
Small amounts of temporary stress is natural but too much causes an increase in the stress hormones cortisol and epinephrine. When those levels get too high the result is inflammation, heart disease, mental disorders and damage to your central nervous system.
Set aside at least 15 minutes each day to take deep breaths and clear your mind. The habit will literally change the way your brain processes stressors and affect your entire life – not the least of which is improving your reasoning skills.
2. Get Moving
Regular exercise – even low or no impact activities – helps your body produce more nerve cells and strengthens their communication.
BDNFs ( brain-derived neurotrophic factors), are proteins that are emitted while exercise and help protect the brain from mutation and oxidative damage. People, who exercise daily, have improved basic learning skills as well.
3. Laughter is Still the Best Medicine
If you laugh, your brains emits endorphins which is a “happy-hormone”- that makes you feel happy inside out.
A good hearty laugh, helps to fight stress and boosts energy. It helps your system to vent out negative emotions, so you can go back to your life with a renewed sense of well-being.
4. Change of Scenery
Incase you feel, sleepy, unmotivated or sluggish-get up and go for a walk, stop by a new business in town, or take a drive on a road you have never been on before.
Getting up from your desk and considering a problem from a different location resets the way your brain processes it. Set goals and track your progress – it trains your brain to use specific methods for problem-solving and helps you stay positive.
5. Don’t Skimp on Sleep
Improper sleep has been associated with heart disease, obesity, mental disorders, cognitive decline and so forth. The importance of getting at least seven hours each day cannot be stressed enough if you wish to improve brain health.
Your physical and mental health depends on restful sleep each and every day. When you sleep, your brain “catalogs” what you’ve taken in while you were awake.
6. Healing by Listening to Holy Quran
Many studies have been done on the “Mozart Effect” – where students performed better on higher-level thinking when listening to sound waves. Listening to sound waves helps the right side of your brain “tune in” and look at situations from a different angle.
The Holy Quran’s sound has wave sounds a certain wave length and frequency. The consequent wave fields affect the brain positively and restore its balance. It gives the body a strong immunity to fight and protect against illnesses as big as Cancer .
The amazing effect resulting from Listening to Quran
The continuous listening to the recitation of Holy Quran gives you the following real fruitful results:
- Change some bad habits such as excessive eating and smoking
- Protect from diseases such as cancer and so on
- Increase the immunity of the body
- Improve the concentration ability
- Enhance the creativity sense
- Heal the chronic and incurable illnesses
- Create inner peace and heal the neural tensions
- Change the behavior and enable people to communicate better and gain trust
- Heal nervousness, irritation and precipitation
- Decrease fear and hesitation
- Improve the ability of taking right decisions
- Improve and strengthen the personality
- Improve the speech ability
- Heal the normal illnesses such as allergy, headache, flu ,etc.
- Quran lovers tend to have higher IQs and are more emotionally connected to those around them
7. Keep Learning
Always read as much as you can – especially books you might not usually consider. Reading new writing styles, unfamiliar matter, that you have never known or read before is superb to “boost-up iron” in your brain.
Doing crosswords and other complex puzzles-helps strengthen critical thinking skills and recall of knowledge or past events.
In awake of sizeable, steady cases of dementia yearly, I would advise you, to address brain health, like building muscle mass or high blood pressure.
By Syeda Kiran Zahra Hussain
Certified Health Coach / Nutrition Therapist,