Define a healthy brain.
There’s not one clear definition of brain health out there, but there are a lot of brilliant ideas on the table. From the Center For Brain Health we have this: “the touchstone of brain health is a person’s ability to function well in daily life and work. This includes making wise decisions, solving problems, interacting successfully with others, and enjoying an emotional balance.”
And from WHO (World Health Organization):
“Brain health is the state of brain functioning across cognitive, sensory, social-emotional, behavioral and motor domains, allowing a person to realize their full potential over the life course, irrespective of the presence or absence of disorders.”
Without getting into a dissertation, let’s focus on just two areas that seem simple yet are often overlooked: general nourishment and stress management.
Everything you consume will either nourish or drain your entire body. Since your brain runs the whole show, we should certainly offer it all the nutrients and nourishment it needs to operate at maximum capacity.
And stress, well . . . stress is one of the greatest detractors, not just for brain fitness but for overall wellbeing. Think of unmanaged stress as the heckler at a live performance. You can only ignore it for so long before it totally throws off the performers and aggravates the audience. It’s important to find ways to keep that heckler out of the auditorium or at least be seated all the way in the back.
While there are several techniques, our top TWO best-brain-fitness recommendations are:
These simple supports can easily become part of your lifestyle to support cognitive wellness.
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