HEALTHY MIND, HEALTHY BODY
If you stay healthy in mind and body, you can remain productive well beyond your 80’s. Research shows that a healthy body results in a healthy mind. But it also works the other way: change your brain, according to Dr. Amen, and you’ll change your body. Dr. Amen’s work proves that if you boost your brain, you’ll improve your overall health, skin, weight and energy! Dr. Amen’s work proves that you can change the brain you were born with for the better.
Exercise and nutrition greatly affect mental capacity. Luckily, it’s never too late to start exercising, eating healthy, or retraining your brain. Getting in shape and staying in shape are easier than ever. So if you’ve been putting off any of those things, why wait?
One of the easiest and most vital things that you can do to keep your brain cells happy so that you maintain high levels of memory function is to be well oxygenated. Force yourself to yawn and take 4 deep breaths through your nose. (Other great ways to get oxygenated include walking, bicycling, dancing, table tennis, tennis, yoga, etc. In general, aerobic exercise is great for oxygen intake and blood circulation.) Avoid things that deplete oxygen such as smoking, chemicals, not sleeping, not eating well and stress.)
Other things that you can start doing today to help your brain and body: drink lots of water to stay hydrated, think positive, forgive, practice gratitude, connect with others, hum or sing, and learn something new, (even if learning something new means learning a new word).
The message is simple: take good care of your mind and body.
Dr. Daniel G. Amen’s Change Your Brain Change Your Body