The brain is an extremely complex organ. It needs to be taken care of, just like you take care of your muscles through exercising and physical activity.
Brain health is anything that you do to improve the functionality of your brain: whether that’s decision-making, problem-solving, memory, and more.
What are signs of a brain that needs some extra loving?
Your brain is a muscle that needs to be exercised in order to build and maintain clarity and health.
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People can reduce their risk of cognitive decline by making key lifestyle changes, including participating in regular physical activity, staying socially engaged, and maintaining good heart health.
At Reese Family Chiropractic in Wilmington, we believe in the 6 pillars of brain health, and will work with you to build a lifestyle plan that helps optimize your brain’s overall health.
It is known that regular exercise improves blood flow and memory. It stimulates biochemical changes in the brain that promote learning, mood, and thinking. Get active. Keep your wits about you.
You are what you eat. As you get older, your brain is exposed to more damaging stress due to lifestyle and environmental influences, resulting in oxidation damage to brain cells. Antioxidants found in food can protect against the damaging effects of oxidation in the brain.
Hypertension, diabetes, obesity, depression, head trauma, higher cholesterol levels, and smoking all contribute to dementia. You may limit and reduce these threats. Make a commitment to a brain-healthy lifestyle for your body and mind.
Sleep energizes you, improves your mood and your immune system, and may reduce buildup in the brain of an abnormal protein called beta-amyloid plaque. Practicing meditation and managing stress may help fend off age-related decline in brain health. Stay positive. Be happy.
Mental exercise is just as important as physical activity in maintaining your brain healthy and fit. Mental workouts may help your brain function better and stimulate new brain cell growth, decreasing your risk of dementia. You have to employ your brain or lose it, just like you do with your muscles.
Leading an active social life can protect you against memory loss. Spending time with others, engaging in stimulating conversation, and staying in touch and connected with family and friends are good for your brain health.
Good brain health is a state in which every individual can realize their own abilities and optimize their cognitive, emotional, psychological and behavioural functioning to cope with life situations. Numerous interconnected social and biological determinants (incl. genetics) play a role in brain development and brain health from pre-conception through the end of life. These determinants influence the way our brains develop, adapt and respond to stress and adversity, giving way to strategies for both promotion and prevention across the life course.
Brain health conditions emerge throughout the life course and are characterized by disruptions in normal brain growth and/or brain functioning. They may manifest as neurodevelopmental and neurological conditions such as intellectual developmental disorders, autism spectrum disorders, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, dementia, cerebrovascular disease, headache, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, neuroinfections, brain tumors, traumatic injury and neurological disorders resulting from malnutrition.
If you’re experiencing any symptoms where you feel your brain health could be a factor, schedule an appointment with our holistic doctors in Wilmington.
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