Would you like to become smarter? Would you like to boost your brain power? Dr. Jennifer Ashton recently talked to “The Early Show” and gave some tips on this very subject. Here is what she shared:
As most of us know, sleeping is really good for us. It gives our body the chance to relive events that happen to us throughout the day. This is why we all need 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night. However, new research has been proven that short ten minute power naps throughout the day is also beneficial to us for the same reasons. These naps can be as short as ten minutes at a time.
Good quality conversations
Pleasant and social type of conversations with those we are in contact with daily is also good for our brain. This is the type of conversations we would have with people when we first would meet them. Not a competitive or debating type of conversation.
We also can revitalize our brain by doing the following:
• Cardio exercise such as walking can help boost the blood flow and the oxygen flow to our brain.
Eat foods that are good for our brain such as:
• Leafy green vegetables such as kale and spinach
• Foods enriched in vitamin D and drink plenty of milk
• Almonds and sunflowers
Avoid risks to our brain such as:
• Accidents that can lead to brain trauma
• Accidents that could lead to brain concussions
• The act of smoking
• Taking the necessary steps to prevent high cholesterol
• Taking the necessary steps to prevent high blood pressure
Our brain is one of the most vital organs in our bodies. It is the organ that sends and receives messages from all the other organs of our body. It also is one of the largest organs in our body size wise. For all of these reasons, we should do what we can to protect our brain. Who knows while we are trying to protect our brain, we may even become smarter in the process.